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Traumatic asymmetrical bilateral hip dislocation in an adult
  1. F Lam,
  2. J Walczak,
  3. A Franklin
  1. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bromley Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to: Mr Lam, 4 Middlefield, London NW8 6NE, UK (mrflam{at}


Bilateral hip dislocation occurring as a result of trauma is a rare condition. Simultaneous anterior and posterior traumatic dislocation of both hips is even more unusual. A case is reported of asymmetrical bilateral traumatic hip dislocation without an associated fracture of the pelvis or femur occurring in a young adult with no previous history of hip abnormality or ligamentous laxity. An unusual mechanism for this injury is also described.

  • hip dislocation
  • avascular necrosis
  • orthopaedic manipulation

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