PELVIS, HIP & FEMUROpen posterior dislocation of hip in a 6-year-old boy a rare case reportMahindra, Pankaja; Soni, Ashwanib; Yamin, Mohda; Selhi, Harpal S.a; Soni, VimleshcAuthor Information aDepartment of Orthopaedics, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana Departments of bOrthopaedics cPediatrics, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, India Correspondence to Ashwani Soni, MS, Department of Orthopaedics, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot 151203, Punjab, India Tel: +0172 2601023 x4326; fax: +0172 2608488; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: July 2015 - Volume 24 - Issue 4 - p 296-298 doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000128 Buy Metrics Abstract Open hip dislocation in pediatric patients is a rare injury. Open posterior dislocation because of soft tissue damage is unstable after reduction. There is no treatment protocol in the literature for this injury in pediatric patients. We treated a 6-year-old boy presented with open posterior hip dislocation. Thorough debridement was performed and antibiotics were administered to prevent infection, and fixation of reduction with Kirschner-wires (K-wires) was performed. Nonthreaded K-wires were used under an image intensifier to minimize the risk of physeal injury. A hip spica cast was used to prevent the breakage of K-wires into the joint because of movements at the hip. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.