HIPHabitual anterior dislocation of the hip in cerebral palsy a case reportAgashe, Mandar Vikas; Mehta, Rujuta; Aroojis, Alaric John Author Information Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Correspondence to Dr Alaric John Aroojis, MS (Orth), DNB (Orth), 8/424, Church View, 14th Road, T.P.S. III, Bandra, Mumbai, 400050, Maharashtra, India Tel: +91 9820684402; fax: +91 2230970177; e-mail: [email protected] Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: May 2012 - Volume 21 - Issue 3 - p 248-251 doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e328349ef18 Buy Metrics Abstract Habitual anterior dislocation of the hip joint is extremely rare. We believe this is the first case reported of a habitual anterior dislocation of the hip occurring in a child with cerebral palsy. The dislocation was painless, voluntary and used to occur every time the child would extend and externally rotate the limb. Operative intervention in the form of a varus derotation femoral osteotomy and anterior capsulorraphy was planned, but the caregivers of the patient were unwilling for the same. Hence, the patient was given an adduction and internal rotation brace and was counselled not to perform the activity needed to dislocate the hip. This case report calls attention to a unique problem previously not reported in cerebral palsy. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.