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Joint Bone Spine. 2002 Dec;69(6):607-10.

Hip dislocation revealing hip tuberculosis. A case report.

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Rheumatology department B, Hôpital El Ayachi, C.H.U., Ibn-Sina, Salé, Morocco.


Hip dislocation is an uncommon presentation of hip tuberculosis. We report a case in an 18-year-old woman with active hip tuberculosis. An attempt to reduce the dislocation 7 weeks into antituberculous therapy was followed by necrosis of the femoral head. Although severe forms of hip tuberculosis are common in endemic areas, dislocation is exceedingly rare. Capsule laxity and/or synovial hypertrophy probably contribute more to the occurrence of dislocation than does the accumulation of pus.

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