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HIP DISLOCATION

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HIP DISLOCATION

1. Most commonly, the head of the femur dislocates posteriorly.

2. Posterior hip dislocation P/W severe hip pain, with hip in flexion, internal rotation, and adduction.

3. Anterior hip dislocation P/W severe hip pain, with hip in extension, external rotation, and abduction.

4. Associated injuries - lumbosacral plexopathy, sciatic neuropathy, femoral neuropathy, AVN, OA.

5. Initial management is closed reduction & immobilization; surgery is indicated if closed reduction is unsuccessful.

6. Most clinicians recommend non–weight-bearing for 3-4 wks, followed by protected weight-bearing for an additional 3 wks.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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