RESEARCH ARTICLE


Successful Treatment of Frozen Hip with Manipulation and Pressure Dilatation



R Luukkainen*, 1, E Sipola2, P Varjo3
1 Satakunta Central Hospital, Steniuskenkatu 2, 26100 Rauma, Finland
2 Turku University Hospital, Alvar Aallontie 275, 21540 Paimio, Finland
3 Satakunta Central Hospital, Sairaalantie 3, 28500, Pori, Finland


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Abstract

A 44-year old man with prolonged frozen hip was treated with manipulation under anesthesia and pressure dilatation of the left hip joint. The treatment was successful and after one year the hip was symptomless.