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An unusual dental complication
  1. Toby Holland,
  2. Reji Ninan,
  3. Devesh Sharma
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey, UK
  1. Correspondence to Devesh Sharma, Department of Emergency Medicine, Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey GU 16 7UJ, UK; devsharm{at}

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A 44-year-old woman presented to the emergency department (ED) three days following reconstructive dental surgery. The procedure involved an iliac bone graft. She was discharged from the hospital the day following the procedure with simple analgesia.

That evening she felt a ‘crack’ over the left hip and intense pain on …

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  • Contributors TH saw the patient and obtained the x-rays. RN and DS encouraged writing of the article and all three authors wrote the article.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.