Recurrent Traumatic Dislocation of the Hip: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

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Abstract

Summary

The case of a twenty-one-year-old female athlete with recurrent traumatic posterior hip dislocation is presented. A simple repair of an inferomedial capsular tear was performed. No bone block was used. The patient's recovery was uneventful. No avascular changes of the femoral head occurred and minimal formation of ectopic bone was observed. Eighteen months postoperatively, the hip functioned normally and the patient had returned to competitive alpine skiing. The literature on adult recurrent traumatic hip dislocation is reviewed.

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