Neglected Posterior Dislocation of Hip in Children – A Case Report

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Incidence and Management of Traumatic Hip Dislocation in Children.

Case Report |  Volume 4 | Issue 2 | JOCR April-June 2014 | Page 21-24 | Pal CP, Kumar D, Sadana A, Dinkar KS. DOI: 10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.161

Authors: Pal CP[1], Kumar D[1], Sadana A[1], Dinkar KS[1]

[1] Institute of Orthopaedics, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Sarita Vihar, Delhi Mathura Road, New Delhi – 110076. India.

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Dr. C P Pal, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Orthopaedics, S.N.Medical College ,Agra. (U.P). India. E-mail:


Introduction: Traumatic dislocation of the hip in children is a rare injury. We report the outcome of 2 patients of neglected hip dislocation which were treated by open reduction and internal fixation by k-wires.

Case Report: We treat 2 children both girls (one was of 4 years and other was 7 years of age) .In both cases dislocation was unilateral and was not associated with any facture .Both  cases were of posterior dislocation . in both cases open reduction and internal fixation was done by k wires. Hip spica was applied post operatively in both cases .The k wire was removed at 3  to 4 weeks. Patients were allowed to bear weight from gradual to full weight bearing after 6 weeks.

Conclusion: We conclude that open reduction is a satisfactory treatment for neglected hip dislocation. It prevents not only deformity but also maintains limb length.

Keywords: Neglected, open reduction. k wires, femoral head.

How to Cite This Article: Pal CP, Kumar D, Sadana A, Dinkar KS. Neglected Posterior Dislocation of Hip in Children – A Case Report. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 2014 April-June;4(2): 21-24. Available from:



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