Avascular necrosis following fracture-dislocation of the hip and spontaneous relocation
Journal Paper/Review - Jan 1, 2011
Liska Franz, von Eisenhart-Rothe Rüdiger, Waldt Simone, Toepfer Andreas, Schmitt-Sody Marcus, Gradinger Reiner, Kirchhoff Chlodwig
Injuries occurring during soccer tend to occur with lower energy transfer than in some other contact sports. Tibial and femoral shaft fractures occasionally occur, but pelvic fractures are rare. We report a case of a missed posterior acetabular rim fracture, caused by a low energy trauma playing soccer, complicated by the development of avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head and subsequent osteoarthritis.