Hip Dislocation with Proximal Femoral Physeal Fracture

  • Craig Smith
  • Kevin Klingele
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Proximal femoral physeal injuries with an associated hip dislocation are uncommon, potentially devastating injuries in the pediatric population. This is frequently the result of high-energy trauma; most commonly reported are motor vehicle collisions. It is important to therefore evaluate the whole patient for multisystem injuries. Due to the physeal injury, there is a significant risk for the development of avascular necrosis. This case highlights management of a proximal femoral physeal fracture/dislocation in a 12-year-old male involved in a motocross accident with special attention placed on surgical approach and avoidance of complications.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OrthopedicsNationwide Children’s HospitalColumbusUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Kevin Klingele
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryNationwide Children’s HospitalColumbusUSA

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