Bilateral simultaneous traumatic hip dislocation in opposite directions A case report

Published online: Apr 27 2009

Kerem Bılsel, Bugra Alpan, Ender Ugutmen, Korhan Ozkan

From Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey


Bilateral traumatic hip dislocation is rarely seen. A patient who presented with simultaneous dislocation of both hips in opposite directions is presented in this case report. A 42-year-old female patient who was injured in a motor vehicle accident as a passenger was brought to the emergency department and was diagnosed with posterior fracture dislocation of the right hip and anterior dislocation of the left hip. Both hips were reduced under general anaesthesia by closed manipulation, and reduction was confirmed with computerized tomography. No skeletal or skin traction was applied. Hip range of motion exercises were begun immediately. The patient was mobilized at the end of the sixth week and returned to daily activities without any complaint at the end of 16th week.