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Inferior hip dislocation in a 16 year old

Published:January 27, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2021.01.056

      Abstract

      Inferior hip dislocations are the least common form of hip dislocation. They require a high energy mechanism of injury and are often associated with other traumatic limb and life threatening injuries. This article reviews the case of a 16 year old male who presented to the emergency department (ED) following a high speed motor vehicle crash. On arrival he was diagnosed with a right inferior hip dislocation among other critical findings. This case report provides a brief literature review of this poorly studied clinical entity and seeks to educate physicians providing emergency, traumatic, orthopedic or critical care to patients who present with acute inferior hip dislocations.

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