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Avascular necrosis following traumatic hip dislocation in an 8-year-old boy

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Abstract

Avascular necrosis of the femoral head as a complication of a hip location that is caused by minor trauma and is promptly reduced is uncommon in young children. The incidence appears to be from 3% to 6% if reduction is performed within the first 4 h [1–3]. However, if it does occur, a significant incidence of degenerative joint disease should be anticipated in the patient's later life. As a possible way of surgical treatment, an intertrochanteric and periacetabular osteotomy should be considered to minimise sequelae. Follow-up must be continued until skeletal maturity is reached.

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Vontobel, B.J., Hocevar, Z. & Jakob, R.P. Avascular necrosis following traumatic hip dislocation in an 8-year-old boy. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 113, 83–85 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00572911

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Keywords

  • Public Health
  • Young Child
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Femoral Head
  • Joint Disease