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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