Posterior hip dislocation in a non-professional football player: a case report and review of the literature

  • Matthaios BakalakosEmail author
  • Ioannis S. Benetos
  • Meletios Rozis
  • John Vlamis
  • Spiros Pneumaticos
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The majority of injuries during a football game are contusions, sprains and/or strains in the thigh, knee and ankle. Hip dislocations account for 2–5% of total hip dislocations, and they can be posterior or anterior. Major complications of traumatic hip dislocation include avascular necrosis of femoral head, secondary osteoarthritis, sciatic nerve injury and heterotopic ossification. On the occasion of a case of a 33-year-old football player, who suffered a posterior hip dislocation, associated with a posterior wall fracture of the acetabulum, while playing football, we review the literature and analyze the various mechanisms of injury, the possible complications and the management including surgery and rehabilitation.


Hip dislocation Acetabular fracture Football player Football 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.3rd Orthopaedic Department, KAT General HospitalUniversity of AthensKifissiaGreece

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