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Slovenska pediatrija 2019; 26: 201-205


Case report

HIP JOINT DISLOCATION IN A CHILD WITH CEREBRAL PALSY

Simona Rajtar Osredkar
Zdravstveni dom Ljubljana, Enota Bežigrad, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Karin Schara
Ortopedska klinika Ljubljana Oddelek otroške ortopedske kirurgije Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana Zaloška cesta 9, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija

Abstract

Hip displacement is a frequent skeletal complication in chil­dren with cerebral palsy. It mainly occurs due to spastici­ty and contracture of the hip muscles. Early recognition of signs is important to prevent hip dislocation. Therefore reg­ular clinical and radiological monitoring for children with cerebral palsy and early hip subluxation is recommended. Treatment includes preventative, reconstructive or palliative options, directed towards painless standing, walking, sitting and personal care.

Key words: cerebral palsy, hip dislocation


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