The great rarity of fracture of the femoral head makes this case worthy of record. It occurred in a woman, aged 55, whose weight was about 160 pounds (72.5 kg.). She fell in attempting to jump from a motorboat to a wharf; she had reached forward to take a hand offered to her, and in jumping tripped over the gunwale of the boat and fell on the wharf, striking her left hip. She was immediately conscious of a severe injury, and stated that she had dislocated the right hip joint. She was unable to rise or move the limb, and was carried a short distance to her home.
I saw her at the landing, and took her to her room, where an examination disclosed the thigh partly flexed; the foot inverted; the limb shortened, and a slight crepitus on effort at rotation. The deformity was typical of dislocation on the
Hinsdale G. FRACTURE OF THE HEAD OF THE FEMUR, WITH DISLOCATION ON THE DORSUM OF THE ILIUM. JAMA. 1923;80(7):469-470. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.26430340001011