Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

Salcedo DJA, Ortuño NBX
Traumatic hip dislocation in pediatric patients. Report of 5 cases
Acta Ortop Mex 2010; 24 (4)

Language: Español
References: 19
Page: 260-263
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We present five cases of patients with traumatic hip dislocation diagnosed clinically, with X-rays and CT scan. Closed reduction was performed under IV sedation and fluoroscopic control. Patients wore a Dennis Brown brace at 45° of abduction and neutral rotation. Weight bearing was totally forbidden for three weeks. Later, with the brace in place, rehabilitation consisting of muscle strengthening was started; patients recovered the ranges of motion without any relapses of dislocation. No X-ray alterations occurred, nor alterations in the functional ranges of motion within the 12 months following. No neurovascular lesions occurred during this study.

Key words: dislocation, hip, wound and injuries, radiology, child.