Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
Bilateral Posterior Native Hip Dislocations after Fall from Standing
- Author(s): Xiao, Jane
- Hamera, Joseph A.
- Hutchinson, Christopher H.
- Berger, David A.
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2017.8.35161
We present a case of bilateral posterior native hip dislocations after a fall from standing. This exceedingly rare diagnosis is classically associated with younger patients whose bones are strong enough to dislocate rather than fracture in the setting of a high-momentum collision. We present an unusual case of an 88-year-old male with native hips who sustained a low-energy collision after falling from standing and was found to have bilateral posterior hip dislocations without associated pelvis or femur fractures.