Unusual combination of femoral head dislocation associated acetabular fracture with multipart femoral fractures: Case report


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Uzun E. , Günay A., Karaman İ. , Mısır A., Kızkapan T., Özçamdallı M.

International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, vol.34, pp.32-35, 2017 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2017.02.043
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
  • Page Numbers: pp.32-35

Abstract

© 2017Introduction Traumatic hip dislocation associated with femur intertrocanteric fracture is a rare and severe injury and it frequently occurs following a high energy trauma, Associated acetabular fractures with this injury are even more rare and potentially cause devastating consequences including avascular necrosis of the femoral head and subsequent early secondary osteoarthritis of the hip joint. Presentation of case In this case report, we present a 20 year old polytraumatized patient with traumatic hip dislocation associated with ipsilateral acetabulum fracture and simultaneous fractures of the ipsilateral femur. Discussion Traumatic hip dislocation associated with femur intertrochanteric fracture is a rare and severe injury and it frequently occurs following a high energy trauma. In polytraumatized patients, musculoskeletal injuries are the most common lesions requiring surgical intervention frequently presenting challenging scenarios in terms of functional outcome and quality of life. Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a serious and unpredictable complication that may occur after displaced femoral neck fracture and traumatic hip dislocation due to the disturbed blood supply of the femoral head. Conclusion A staged treatment strategy may be useful managing an unstable polytraumatized patient or a patient who requires prolonged transfer to receive definitive care.