We reviewed the clinical results of 17 cases that had been treated for traumatic posterior fracture-dislocation of the hip at our hospital. Of these cases, 14 were male and 3 were female, their ages ranging from 17 to 67 years (mean; 34.3 years). The follow-up period was 6 months to 5 years and 8 months (mean; 2 years and 6 months).
The results of 15 of these cases were classified by the Thompson and Epstein classification. 3 were “exellent”, 11 were “good”, and only 1 was “fair”. There was no “poor” case, nor any cases with avascularnecrosis of the femoral head and osteoarthritis. The other 2 cases received prosthetic replacement of the hip due to femoral neck fracture that occured during the reduction procedure.
We recommend that dislocation of the hip be reduced as soon as possible, but carefully.