Isolated traumatic hip dislocation along with ipsilateral femur shaft fracture: rare case report with review of literature


  • Sandeep Marotirao Tukade Department of Orthopaedics, K. B. B. H, Bandra (W), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Binoti A. Sheth Department of Orthopaedics, LTMMC, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Nagesh Akhade Department of Orthopaedics, RGMC, Kalva, Thane, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Sourav Laldas Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India



Hip dislocation with ipsilateral femur shaft fracture, Outcome, Literature review


Hip dislocation accompanied by an ipsilateral fracture of femur shaft is an uncommon injury usually seen after high-velocity trauma and often coincides with multiple systemic injuries. This case report describes a 27-year-old male who suffered a posterior hip dislocation and ipsilateral fracture of femur shaft following a motorcycle-car collision accident with no associated fractures of the acetabulum and femoral neck. He was treated with fixator-assisted hip reduction and intramedullary femur interlock nailing in lateral position in a same setting. The advantage of this method is that the rate of AVN of femoral head is decreased by decreasing the overall timing of surgery and it also allow early successful reduction of the hip. The risk of AVN should be explained to the patient beforehand even if the surgery is done within 6 hours. This case highlights the importance of timely intervention and effective surgical techniques in managing such complex injuries and also aims to share our experience in managing such rare injuries and review the existing literature on this rare injury.


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