Hip fracture-dislocation in football: a report of two cases and review of the literature.

Eric Giza, K. Mithöfer, H. Matthews, M. Vrahas

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Abstract

Soccer is the world's most popular sport, with over 200 million participants world wide. Fractures account for only 4-9% of acute injuries, and hip fracture-dislocation is extremely uncommon. The potentially serious long term sequelae require that team physicians have an awareness of this injury. Two cases of traumatic hip fracture-dislocation are here reported in recreational soccer players sustained by low energy mechanisms. Prompt reduction and fixation are important to produce a stable and congruent joint.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume38
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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