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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13-16

Luxatio erecta of the hip- A report of five cases and the literature review

Department of Orthopedics, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India

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Ganesh Singh Dharmshaktu
Department of Orthopedics, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand
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DOI: 10.4103/JODP.JODP_2_20

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Hip dislocation is a serious injury which most commonly presents as posterior dislocation. Inferior dislocation is a rare event with a few anecdotal case reports or series described in the literature. This has also been called luxatio erecta of the hip borrowing from similar affliction at shoulder. We report five cases of luxatio erecta of the hip managed by reduction and conservative care in all but one. All five cases were males (mean age 31.8 years, range 18–52 year) with three cases being isolated injuries, whereas associated fracture of ipsilateral superior ramus and shaft femur was found in two separate cases. All were managed conservatively following closed reduction, except the case with shaft femur that was managed by additional operative fixation following the reduction of hip. The results were excellent in all cases without radiological evidence of avascular necrosis during the mean follow-up of 7.6 months (range 4–10 months).

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