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Acute atraumatic hip dislocation in an adult with rheumatoid arthritis.
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PMID:  22411018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: There are no reports of atraumatic hip subluxation and dislocation in the adult patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This rare phenomenon is most prevalent in patients with congenital hip dislocation, von Recklinghausen disease, tumor infiltration, connective tissue disorders, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. We report an acute atraumatic dislocation of the hip in an adult patient with RA. We believe that two factors contributed to the patient's atraumatic dislocation: a shallow but appropriately positioned acetabulum and erosive RA with substantiate panus formation. Similar to previous reports, there was a rent or capsular defect that may have contributed to the mechanism of dislocation. Physicians should be aware that, although rare, a de novo atraumatic hip dislocation is a possibility in a patient with a long-standing history of RA and hip pain. Distinguishing features of this case include the acuteness of the dislocation, the absence of previous symptoms, and adult-onset RA.
Kevin J Kohan; Mark A Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists     Volume:  91     ISSN:  1537-7385     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803677     Medline TA:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  346-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
From the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY.
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