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Dislocations of the hip and femoral head fractures 

Dislocations of the hip and femoral head fractures
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Dislocations of the hip and femoral head fractures
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A. Pohl

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012050
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date: 12 December 2019

Most injuries are high violence, so look for associated injuries

Immediate closed reduction usually best under general anaesthetic

Do not proceed to open reduction without appropriate imaging studies

Surgical approach depends on injury pattern

Some long term complications can be minimized/avoided by appropriate early treatment (e.g. avascular necrosis).

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