Research Neglected, Traumatic Hip Dislocation in Children in Ethiopia

Neglected, Traumatic Hip Dislocation in Children in Ethiopia

Neglected, Traumatic Hip Dislocation in Children in Ethiopia

Managing high rates of avascular necrosis and post-operative subluxation/dislocation in children

The findings from a series of 7 consecutive cases with a mean follow-up of 44 months who underwent operative reduction after neglected hip dislocation showed that open reduction with a postero-lateral approach, posterior capsulorrhaphy, and femoral shortening (as required) produces a satisfactory outcome with a stable, congruent reduction. Good clinical function can be expected with a low incidence of avascular necrosis.