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Hip fracture-dislocation in football: a report of two cases and review of the literature
  1. E Giza,
  2. K Mithöfer,
  3. H Matthews,
  4. M Vrahas
  1. Harvard Orthopaedic Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Giza
 Harvard Orthopaedic Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, 25 Fruit Street, GRB 624, Boston, MA 02114, USA;


Soccer is the world’s most popular sport, with over 200 million participants world wide. Fractures account for only 4–9% of acute injuries, and hip fracture-dislocation is extremely uncommon. The potentially serious long term sequelae require that team physicians have an awareness of this injury. Two cases of traumatic hip fracture-dislocation are here reported in recreational soccer players sustained by low energy mechanisms. Prompt reduction and fixation are important to produce a stable and congruent joint.

  • acetabular fracture
  • hip
  • fracture-dislocation
  • football

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