International Journal of Case Reports in Orthopaedics
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part B
Recurrent traumatic dislocation of hip in a child: A case report
Author(s): Syam Gangadharan Nair, Sudheesh VS, Sachin Joseph, Aswin Thankachan and Bimal A Kumar
Abstract: Traumatic dislocation of hip in paediatric population is an uncommon condition and recurrent dislocation is even rarer. Various factors are responsible for recurrent dislocation including age under 8 years, hypothyroidism, Down’s syndrome, presence of acetabular fracture with deficient posterior bony support, presence of hip dysplasia, pre-existing paralytic conditions, delayed reduction, and inadequate immobilization of the hip. Timely and emergent management is the key for achieving good long term functional outcome. Here we report a case of six-year-old male child having generalized ligamentous laxity with recurrent traumatic dislocation of left hip, two times in the past two years and his 18 months follow up result.
Syam Gangadharan Nair, Sudheesh VS, Sachin Joseph, Aswin Thankachan, Bimal A Kumar. Recurrent traumatic dislocation of hip in a child: A case report. Int J Case Rep Orthop 2020;2(2):75-78. DOI: 10.22271/27078345.2020.v2.i2b.32
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