Asymmetric Bilateral Hip Dislocations With an Associated Unstable Pelvic Ring Injury: A Case Report.
Asymmetric bilateral hip dislocations are unusually rare injuries in isolation; however, they are even less often associated with unstable pelvic ring injuries. We report a case of asymmetric bilateral hip dislocations with an associated unstable pelvic ring injury and femoral head fracture in a 46-year-old male after being struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian. These injury patterns are typically the result of high-energy trauma, often seen in motor vehicle accidents. A thorough trauma evaluation, including proper radiographic and clinical evaluations, is necessary for the workup of these patients. This case presents an unusual combination of injuries that are associated with severe, potentially life-threatening complications. Ensuring a timely diagnosis and the initiation of early, proper management are essential in preventing poor outcomes in these patients.
Shermetaro J, Gard J, Brossy K. Asymmetric bilateral hip dislocations with an associated unstable pelvic ring injury: a case report. Cureus. 2022 Jul 27;14(7):e27344. doi: 10.7759/cureus.27344. PMID: 36046313.