Femurkopffraktur ohne Huftluxation bei einem Handballspieler

Translated title of the contribution: Femoral head fracture without dislocation of the hip in a team handball player

R. Seil*, S. Rupp, T. Hess, T. Hopf

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Abstract

We report of a young, healthy team handball player in whom a femoral head fracture occurred during a routinely performed rotational movement of the hip in a handball game. The thin osteochondral femoral head fragment had to be reduced operatively. Fixation of the fragment was done with Polyester-pins (Ethipin, Ethicon, Norderstedt). Femoral head fractures were first described in 1869 by Birkett. With increasing road traffic accidents reports of these lesions get more frequent. They generally occur in combination with a hip dislocation. The localisation of the lesion on the femoral head depends on the direction of the dislocation. Femoral head fractures without dislocation of the hip are rarely described in the literature.

Translated title of the contributionFemoral head fracture without dislocation of the hip in a team handball player
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)221-223
Number of pages3
JournalAktuelle Traumatologie
Volume26
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1996
Externally publishedYes

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