DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4510.IntJResOrthop20203485

Fracture of neck of femur with fracture of posterior column of acetabulum: a rare case of floating hip

Avik K. Neogi, Naresh Kumar, Jyotirmay Das, Akshay Lamba, Abhishek Garg, Ankush Kundu, Pritam Yadav, Sachin Sachdeva, Ipanshu Malik, Neeraj Khare

Abstract


Injuries around the hip joint are one of the most common orthopedic injuries and these types of injuries are grossly debilitating until treated properly. Simultaneous occurrence of fracture of proximal femur with fracture of ipsilateral acetabulum or pelvis is termed as floating hip injury. These injuries are very rare, only to be found 1 in 10,000 as well as there is lack of literature support regarding proper treatment protocol. Here we are going to present a case of fracture of neck of left femur along with fracture of left acetabulum in a 45 years old male undergone road traffic accident.

 


Keywords


Hip fracture, Fracture neck of femur, Fracture acetabulum, Floating hip, KL approach

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