Iatrogenic hip injuries: A case series of hip injuries from gynaecological and obstetric procedures

Mitchell, B., Colson, E., Brukner, P., O'Donnell, J., Howells, R. and Young, D. (2004). Iatrogenic hip injuries: A case series of hip injuries from gynaecological and obstetric procedures. In: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport; Proceedings 2004 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport Hot topics from the Red Centre. 2004 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport Hot topics from the Red Centre, Alice Springs Convention Centre, Alice Springs, NT, (80-80). 6-9 October, 2004. doi:10.1016/S1440-2440(04)80193-2


Author Mitchell, B.
Colson, E.
Brukner, P.
O'Donnell, J.
Howells, R.
Young, D.
Title of paper Iatrogenic hip injuries: A case series of hip injuries from gynaecological and obstetric procedures
Conference name 2004 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport Hot topics from the Red Centre
Conference location Alice Springs Convention Centre, Alice Springs, NT
Conference dates 6-9 October, 2004
Proceedings title Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport; Proceedings 2004 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport Hot topics from the Red Centre   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2004
DOI 10.1016/S1440-2440(04)80193-2
Open Access Status
ISSN 1440-2440
Volume 7
Issue 4: Supp.1
Start page 80
End page 80
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Introduction: During collection of data on over 300 hip injuries over several years, a small subgroup of patients has been identified who had their hips injured either during labour or from being in stirrups post partum or during gynaecological procedures.

Aim To raise awareness of this injury in both the musculoskeletal (whom these patients usually end up consulting) and obstetric and gynaecological professions.

Methods Mode of injury was obtained from patient history, arthroscopic diagnosis was recorded using a standardised form. Patient consent was obtained and ethics approval was granted by The University of Melbourne.

Results: A case series of nine patients is presented. Their mode of injury and pathology suffered. The full version of these results to be available by the end of may.

Discussion: The anatomy of the edge of the hip joint is discussed and how this is relevant to the modes of injury. The injury is probably not preventable in this patient population. How to diagnose hip injuries is discussed. Estimates of the prevalence of this condition are made.

Conclusion: Injuries to the edge of the hip joint appear to be a rare, but unavoidable, consequence of labour and gynaecological procedures. As it's prevalence is unclear, the necessity for discussion of this condition as a part of informed consent is unclear.
Subjects 110604 Sports Medicine
Q-Index Code EX
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