Executive Editor: Fergal Monsell General Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Andrew Howard, James Hunter, Theddy Slongo

Pediatric proximal femur 31-E/8 Open reduction, headless screw fixation

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Surgical hip dislocation

Surgical hip dislocation is indicated in children for many conditions of the femoral head and femoral head/neck junction, including fractures.

These include:

  • Femoro-acetabular impingement
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Perthes’ disease with subluxation, or hinging
  • Acetabular and femoral head fractures, including osteochondral lesions

Surgical hip dislocation provides full visualization of the complete femoral head and acetabulum.


v1.0 2017-12-04