Published: 2021-12-24

Restoration of neglected fracture dislocation hip in elderly: a case report

Praveen Raj, Kaustav Mukherjee, Gokul Raj Dhanrajan, Sundararaja Bhaskar, Pradeep Jayaram Purushothaman


Neglected traumatic fracture dislocation of the hip is a challenging problem due to soft tissue contractures, adhesions, fibro fatty tissue filling acetabulum, avascular necrosis, arthritis and myositis ossificans. These types of injury often get missed at initial evaluation in the presence of distracting injuries and in poly trauma patients. Femoral head fractures account for only 7-16% of all hip fracture dislocations, with combined femoral head and acetabular fractures in elderly being even lower. Literature favours primary hip replacement as compared to hip salvage in age above 60 years and in patients with neglected hip fracture dislocations of more than 3 months duration due to high chances of afore mentioned complications. Here, we report a case of 69 years old male with neglected hip fracture dislocation associated with posterior acetabular wall and femoral head fracture for the challenges in management with a total hip replacement.


Neglected, Hip fracture dislocation, Femoral head fracture, Total hip replacement

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