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Bilateral Posterior Native Hip Dislocations after Fall from Standing

  • Author(s): Xiao, Jane;
  • Hamera, Joseph A.;
  • Hutchinson, Christopher H.;
  • Berger, David A.
  • et al.

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.

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