Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association
Author: Michael W. Wolfe, MD, Mark R. Brinker, MD, George R. Cary, MD, Stephen D. Cook, PhD
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Posterior fracture-dislocation of the hip is usually a high-energy injury. At least 70% occur in association with a motor vehicle accident, when the flexed kne0 :,trikes the dashboard and drives the femur posteriorly in the ecetabulum. The incidence of this injury has increased in parallel with that of other high-energy injuries. The following case report of a posterior fracture-dislocation of the hip sustained by a healthy man while jogging highlights an interesting mechanism of injury.