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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2015, Article ID 865786, 3 pages
Case Report

Traumatic Hip Dislocation with Associated Femoral Head Fracture

Golestan Hospital, Tehran 1668644611, Iran

Received 21 December 2014; Revised 2 March 2015; Accepted 10 March 2015

Academic Editor: Johannes Mayr

Copyright © 2015 H. Dortaj and A. Emamifar. 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.


Dislocation of the hip is a critical injury that results from high-energy trauma. This paper describes a case of posterior dislocation of the right hip in a 35-year-old woman with associated ipsilateral femoral head fracture. Initial treatment included reduction of the right hip through posterior approach and fixation of the femoral head fracture with three absorbable screws. After 15-month follow-up, a full range of motion has been achieved and there are no signs of avascular necrosis, hip instability, or limping. The authors describe their method of surgery.