Traumatic hip dislocations in children and adolescents: pitfalls and complications.

@article{HerreraSoto2009TraumaticHD,
  title={Traumatic hip dislocations in children and adolescents: pitfalls and complications.},
  author={Jose Antonio Herrera-Soto and Charles T. Price},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={15-21}
}
Traumatic hip dislocation is an uncommon injury in children. Lack of familiarity with management of the treating physician may lead to complications. Hip dislocation in young children can occur with minor trauma; in adolescents, greater force is required to produce a traumatic complete hip dislocation. Transient hip dislocation with spontaneous but incomplete reduction is a diagnostic pitfall that can occur in adolescents. Any asymmetric widening of the hip joint warrants additional… CONTINUE READING

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