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Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2002 Oct;31(10):591-4.

Low-energy anterior hip dislocation in a dancer.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New York University, New York, USA.

Abstract

In this article, we report the case of a healthy young woman who sustained an anterior hip dislocation while participating in a noncontact activity (ballet dancing). The patient's atraumatic dislocation failed closed reduction secondary to interposition of anterior capsule and rectus femoris muscle. Open reduction using a Smith-Petersen approach was concentric and stable. Postinjury femoral nerve neuropraxia resolved within 6 weeks. At 2-year follow-up, the patient was without complications of the injury-including avascular necrosis and posttraumatic arthritis. She returned to dancing and is now asymptomatic.

PMID:
12405566
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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