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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 703850, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/703850
Case Report

Pediatric Transepiphyseal Seperation and Dislocation of the Femoral Head

1Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, BezmialemVakif University Medical Faculty Hospital, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Selçuk University Medical Faculty Hospital, 42075 Konya, Turkey

Received 26 January 2013; Accepted 21 February 2013

Academic Editors: K. Erler, D. A. Fisher, M. G. Lykissas, S. A. Papadakis, and A. Sakamoto

Copyright © 2013 Mehmet Elmadag et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Pediatric hip fractures and dislocations are rare in practice and are related to high-energy trauma. The incidence of postoperative avascular necrosis is increasing, especially in the case of transepiphyseal fractures. Surgery is the most common form of treatment, and its timing is important for prognosis of the fracture. Patients and their families should be informed about the possibility of avascular necrosis and further complications related to the fracture.