We describe an unusual sports injury in a young man, a combination of obturator hip dislocation with an ipsilateral anterior cruciate ligament injury. Traumatic non-prosthetic hip dislocations, particularly obturator hip dislocations, are extremely rare sports injuries and have not previously been reported in conjunction with a knee ligament injury. The severe pain and obvious deformity from the hip injury can distract from other injuries, particularly to the ipsilateral knee. This case reinforces the need for a thorough assessment of the knee joint, before hip reduction if possible and certainly after reduction of the dislocation.
- ACL, anterior cruciate ligament
- MRI, magnetic resonance imaging
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