Ipsilateral Hip Dislocation Case Report

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Case Report: Posterior Hip Dislocation with Ipsilateral Femoral Head and Shaft Fracture - Using a Temporary External Fixator as a Method for Closed Reduction Abduljabbar Alhammouda,1, Mason AlNouria, Abdulmoeen Bacoa a Hamad Medical Corporation, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, P.O. Box 3050, Doha, Qatar Corresponding author. Email: aghammoud85@hotmail.com All of the authors stated above have read and approved this manuscript The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare Type of Manuscript: Case Report Abstract INTRODUCTION: Complex fractures are increasing because of various traumatic mechanisms. They drift from standard classifications, and their treatment is controversial. Of such cases are hip dislocations with associated fractures of the ipsilateral femur. CASE PRESENTATION: This case…show more content…
The patient was taken to the operating theater for closed versus open reduction and intramedullary nailing of the left femur. Within 5 hours of his injury, the patient underwent closed reduction of the left hip with the aid of a temporary external fixator applied on the femoral shaft proximal to the fracture. The external fixator rod was used as a handle, and the reduction was successful after the first attempt, as confirmed by the C-arm (Figure 2). Subsequently, the external fixator was removed, and intramedullary nailing of the left femur was carried out. After completion of the procedure, the left hip was examined and found to be stable with the femoral head fragment not affecting the movement. The patient was discharged after three days with a clean, dry wound and full weight bearing ambulation as tolerated. Unfortunately, he was lost to follow-up and attempts to contact the patient were

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