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Dislocations of the hip and femoral head fractures

A. Pohl

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012050

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Dislocations of the hip and femoral head fractures

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Most injuries are high violence, so look for associated injuries

Immediate closed reduction usually best under general anaesthetic

Do not proceed to open reduction without appropriate imaging studies

Surgical approach depends on injury pattern

Some long term complications can be minimized/avoided by appropriate early treatment (e.g. avascular necrosis).

Chapter.  6367 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Surgical Skills

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