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Hip Deformities

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Hip Disclocation

    • Look For

    • Posterior dislocation - flexion, internal rotation, adduction of the hip with shortening of the leg
    • Anterior dislocation - flexion / extension and external rotation of the hip with less shortening of the leg
    • Causes of Hip Disclocation

    • Congenital - hip dysplasia
    • Acquired - major trauma e.g. road traffic accidents or sporting injuries
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