Post-traumatic incongruent hip in a 12-year-old boy

Published online: Apr 27 2007

Rick Houben, J├╝rgen Londers, Johan Somville, Andrew McKee

University Hospital Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium and the Peterborough District Hospital, Peterborough, United Kingdom


Traumatic hip dislocation is uncommon in the paediatric population. Post reduction radiographs often show an incongruent hip because of tissue interposition. We report the case of a 12-year-old boy who was transferred to our hospital with an incongruent hip after a skiing accident, without a history of hip dislocation.