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Open posterior dislocation of hip in a 6-year-old boy: a rare case report

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Open hip dislocation in pediatric patients is a rare injury. Open posterior dislocation because of soft tissue damage is unstable after reduction. There is no treatment protocol in the literature for this injury in pediatric patients. We treated a 6-year-old boy presented with open posterior hip dislocation. Thorough debridement was performed and antibiotics were administered to prevent infection, and fixation of reduction with Kirschner-wires (K-wires) was performed. Nonthreaded K-wires were used under an image intensifier to minimize the risk of physeal injury. A hip spica cast was used to prevent the breakage of K-wires into the joint because of movements at the hip.
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Keywords: dislocation; hip; open; pediatric; posterior

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Orthopaedics, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana 2: Departments of Orthopaedics 3: Pediatrics, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, India

Publication date: July 1, 2015

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