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Posterior dislocation of the hip while playing basketball.
  1. T D Tennent,
  2. A F Chambler,
  3. D J Rossouw
  1. Department of Orthopaedics, Barnet General Hospital, Barnet, Herts, United Kingdom.


    Injuries in basketball are usually to the ankles and knees. Dislocation of the hip is usually associated with severe trauma--for example, road traffic accidents. A case is reported here in which a 22 year old club basketball player slipped on landing from a jump shot, forcing him into a side splits position from which he sustained a posterior dislocation of the hip resulting in a sciatic nerve palsy.

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