anterior hip dislocation

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anterior hip dislocation

A dislocation of the hip through the obturator foramen, on the pubis, in the perineum, or through a fractured acetabulum.


Pain, tenderness, and immobility accompany the dislocation. Shortening is present in the pubic and suprapubic forms, lengthening in the obturator and perineal forms.


Hyperextension and direct traction are used to treat this condition, followed by flexion, abduction with inward rotations, and adduction.

See also: dislocation
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