Hip Dislocation with Proximal Femoral Physeal Fracture
Proximal femoral physeal injuries with an associated hip dislocation are uncommon, potentially devastating injuries in the pediatric population. This is frequently the result of high-energy trauma; most commonly reported are motor vehicle collisions. It is important to therefore evaluate the whole patient for multisystem injuries. Due to the physeal injury, there is a significant risk for the development of avascular necrosis. This case highlights management of a proximal femoral physeal fracture/dislocation in a 12-year-old male involved in a motocross accident with special attention placed on surgical approach and avoidance of complications.
References and Suggested Readings
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