Nikola Azar, Merter Yalçınkaya, Yunus Emre Akman, Onat Üzümcügil, Yavuz S. Kabukçuoğlu

İstanbul Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye

Keywords: Asymmetric; bilateral; landslide; traumatic dislocation of the hip.


Bilateral traumatic dislocation of the hip is a rare condition. Simultaneous asymmetric traumatic dislocation of the hip, one hip anterior and the other posterior, is even more unusual. This article reports a 21-year-old male patient with asymmetric bilateral dislocation of the hip joint, injured due to a landslide during a canal excavation. The patient was treated conservatively and evaluated according to Thompson and Epstein clinical and radiographic criteria after a follow-up period of 10 years and six months. The clinical result was perfect and radiographical result was good. We determined that our case had occurred as a result of a mechanism that has not been previously published in the literature and evaluated it from this point of view.