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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Document Type: Research Article
Department of Orthopaedics, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana
Departments of Orthopaedics
Pediatrics, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, India
July 1, 2015