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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2009, Article ID 363461, 3 pages
Case Report

Anterior Hip Dislocation in a Football Player: A Case Report

1Research Unit Orthopedics and General Surgery, Neumarkt Clinic, 92318 Neumarkt, Germany
2Research Unit, Teaching Hospital of the University of Erlangen-Nurenberg, Nürnberger StraRe 12, 92318 Neumarkt, Germany
3Institution Department of Trauma Surgery, Neumarkt Clinic, 92318 Neumarkt, Germany

Received 16 October 2009; Accepted 4 December 2009

Academic Editor: Matthew B. Dobbs

Copyright © 2009 Alexander Schuh 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.


Hip dislocations during sporting activities represent only 2%–5% of all hip dislocations. Most hip dislocations in sports can be categorised as “less complicated traumatic hip dislocations” by the Stewart-Milford classification due to the fact that minimal force is involved. The incidence of avascular necrosis of the femoral head greatly increases if the time to reduction is more than six hours. We report the case of a 38-year-old football player who suffered hip dislocation while kicking the ball with the medial aspect of the right foot in an external rotated manner of the right hip. Closed reduction was performed within 2 hours; postoperative follow-up was uneventful. Six months later the patient is out of any complaints; there is no sign of AVN of the femoral head.