Anterior fracture-dislocation of the hip.

Published online: Dec 27 1993

P Zamora-Navas, F Collado Torres, J Rosón Méndez-Trelles, and J Carpio Elías.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, H.G.B. de la Axarquía, Málaga, Spain.


Fracture-dislocation of the femoral head is a complex lesion that requires surgical treatment in order to restore the sphericity of the femoral head and the congruity of the joint. Large defects involving the weight-bearing zone are usually treated by joint replacement. The authors propose a surgical technique with autologous bone graft from the trochanteric zone placed in the defect and attached by two screws.