Published in Health and Medicine Week, August 4th, 2003
Claude T. Moorman III, MD, director of sports medicine, Duke University Medical Center, has reported on traumatic posterior hip subluxation that is a rare but potentially devastating injury that mimics the common sprain. Subluxation is a partial dislocation where, within the joint, the "ball" is not fully out of the "socket." Properly diagnosed and treated, most patients eventually return to unrestricted activity.
"But up to 25% of patients may develop the complication of osteonecrosis,...
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