Neglected Traumatic Posterior Hip Dislocation In a 4-Years-Old Child: A Case Report
Keywords:Neglected, Traumatic, Posterior Hip Dislocation, Children, Case Report
Introduction: Traumatic hip dislocation in young children is relatively rare. Low energy mechanisms of injuries such as trivial falls and slips are the usual causes, especially in the young age group (<5 years). Long-term complications may arise, especially if the hip dislocation is neglected. The reduction of a hip dislocation that has been neglected becomes more difficult over time.
Case Report: We present a 4-year-old boy with neglected traumatic posterior hip dislocation after falling from a parked motorcycle two weeks before admission. The posterior hip dislocation was diagnosed by physical examination and X-Ray. There was no disturbance in both the neurological and vascular status of the patient. The dislocation was reduced by closed reduction using Ailis maneuver.
Results: Post reduction radiograph using X-ray showed a concentric reduction, and six weeks of immobilization using hip spica was initiated afterward. The patient showed normal gait and painless range of hip movement without complications at two months follow-up.
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