Avascular necrosis following fracture-dislocation of the hip and spontaneous relocation

Hip Int. 2011 Jan-Mar;21(1):122-4. doi: 10.5301/hip.2011.6286.


Injuries occurring during soccer tend to occur with lower energy transfer than in some other contact sports. Tibial and femoral shaft fractures occasionally occur, but pelvic fractures are rare. We report a case of a missed posterior acetabular rim fracture, caused by a low energy trauma playing soccer, complicated by the development of avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head and subsequent osteoarthritis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acetabulum / injuries*
  • Adult
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Femur Head Necrosis / etiology
  • Femur Head Necrosis / pathology*
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Hip Dislocation / complications
  • Hip Dislocation / pathology*
  • Hip Fractures / complications
  • Hip Fractures / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Osteoarthritis, Hip / etiology
  • Osteoarthritis, Hip / pathology*