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Transepiphyseal fracture of the femoral neck with dislocation of the femoral head and fracture of the posterior column of the acetabulum in a child.

Authors
  • Mohammad, S
  • Port, A
  • Montgomery, R J
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2002
Volume
84
Issue
1
Pages
113–115
Identifiers
PMID: 11837816
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We describe a 15-year-old boy with a posterior dislocation of the hip, fracture of the posterior column of the acetabulum and separation of the femoral capital epiphysis. To our knowledge no previous case in a child has been reported. Such high-energy injuries are extremely rare, and a poor outcome is expected. We advocate early referral to a specialised tertiary centre, and the use of a modification of Delbet's classification to reflect the complexity and displacement which may occur with this injury.

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