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VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 3 ( November, 2017 ) > List of Articles


Neglected hip dislocation: an unusual presentation, its management and review of the literature

Sandeep Kumar, Anshul Dahuja, M. S. Narula, Sangam Garg, Rashmeet Kaur

Keywords : Constrained, Dislocation, Total hip replacement

Citation Information : Kumar S, Dahuja A, Narula MS, Garg S, Kaur R. Neglected hip dislocation: an unusual presentation, its management and review of the literature. 2017; 12 (3):189-192.

DOI: 10.1007/s11751-017-0285-7

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 30-11-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Neglected traumatic posterior hip dislocation is not an uncommon condition seen in developing countries. Its treatment is fraught with great difficulties and controversies. Here we present a 31-year-old female patient presented to our hospital 2 years after sustaining an accident. She had gone through multiple treatments for her dislocated hip without any success. After arrival to our hospital, patient managed by constrained total hip replacement (THR). Her Harris hip score improved from 48 (preoperative) to 81 (postoperative). On follow-up she had a good range of movement of the hip with no pain, deformity and limb length discrepancy. Constrained THR provides promising results in neglected hip dislocation.

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