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Schatzker Type VI Injury with Missed Posterior Dislocation of the Hip

F Abdul Khader, T Sundara Rajan, Jamal Mohammad

Citation Information : Khader FA, Rajan TS, Mohammad J. Schatzker Type VI Injury with Missed Posterior Dislocation of the Hip. 2020; 2 (1):43-45.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10079-1017

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 17-10-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Introduction: Posterior dislocation of the hip can be an associated injury with fracture neck and shaft of the femur fractures. Case description: A 33-year-old male came to us with above knee slab of the left leg. He had a fall from the bike and took initial treatment elsewhere. The X-ray and diagnosis of Schatzker type VI injury of the left knee were already done in the previous hospital. The upper tibia fixed with L-plate with screws. When the patient started walking in parallel bar, he felt twisting strain on the left hip and complained of pain in the left hip region. Now, the patient had shortening and internal rotation of the left lower limb. Clinically diagnosed posterior dislocation of the left hip was confirmed with X-ray. Reduction of dislocation was done. Conclusion: X-rays of proximal and distal joints are mandatory. The statement stands testimony every time.

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