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Avascular necrosis following fracture-dislocation of the hip and spontaneous relocation

Franz Liska, Rüdiger Von Eisenhart-Rothe, Simone Waldt, Andreas Toepfer, Marcus Schmitt-Sody, Reiner Gradinger & Chlodwig Kirchhoff

abstract Injuries occurring during soccer tend to occur with lower energy transfer than in some other contact sports. Tibial and femoral shaft fractures occasionally occur, but pelvic fractures are rare. We report a case of a missed posterior acetabular rim fracture, caused by a low energy trauma playing soccer, complicated by the development of avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head and subsequent osteoarthritis.
   
citation Liska F, von Eisenhart-Rothe R, Waldt S, Toepfer A, Schmitt-Sody M, Gradinger R, Kirchhoff C. Avascular necrosis following fracture-dislocation of the hip and spontaneous relocation. Hip Int 21:122-4.
   
type journal paper/review (English)
journal title Hip Int (21/1)
ISSN electronic 1724-6067
pages 122-4
PubMed 21279961