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Old 07-27-2013   #1
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Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta dislocated his hip in practice and is expected to remain sidelined throughout the preseason and for the Sept. 5 regular season opener against Denver.

A source told FOXSports.com reporter Mike Garafolo that Pitta is undergoing more testing to determine how long he will be out, but the expectation is it will be for at least a few months.

The injury occurred during Saturday's practice session when Pitta collided with safety James Ihedigbo in the back of the end zone vying for a pass from Joe Flacco.

Pitta lay prone for several minutes before being carted off the field.




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Adam Schefter is reporting that Pitta is done for the year.

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta underwent surgery Saturday night and will miss the entire 2013 season after dislocating his hip in practice Saturday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
http://espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp1...ip-source-says
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Sux for them
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Dennis Pitta fractures hip, out for Ravens' season


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I don't know why, but the thought of a dislocated hip gives me the heebies.

Here's to a speedy recovery, Dennis.
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Ouch. That has to hurt like hell.

I broke a femur once, child birth was nothing compared to that. The bigger the bone, the worse the pain.
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Dennis Pitta fractures hip, out for Ravens' season


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I looked into this further, and the actual injury was a dislocation (the ball pops out of the socket of the hip joint) and fracture of the femoral head (the ball). Femoral head fractures are very rare injuries, almost always caused by hip dislocation itself.





Most of these can be treated by closed reduction (non-surgically) both of the dislocation and fracture. When closed reduction fails or there are loose fracture segments left floating in the joint, they must be removed, or if they are large enough surgically reattached with wire or screws, etc.

This is not a cue ball. It is a femoral head with large fracture fragment being reduced and secured with a screw.:



This is a very serious injury in that the femoral head circulation is commonly disrupted, especially if there is a large fracture segment as seems to be the case with Pitta. If this is disrupted, there is a high risk of a condition called avascular necrosis, which is basically the counterpart in bone to "gangrene" that occurs in soft tissues.

In summary, this is a very unfortunate injury for this young man........one that is very likely career-ending.........and very likely to ultimately lead to the need for hip joint replacement
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Little early in the morning for that image Cloak. I'm normally not easily made queasy but for some reason that one caught me off guard. Yuck!
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This is a very serious injury in that the femoral head circulation is commonly disrupted, especially if there is a large fracture segment as seems to be the case with Pitta. If this is disrupted, there is a high risk of a condition called avascular necrosis, which is basically the counterpart in bone to "gangrene" that occurs in soft tissues.

In summary, this is a very unfortunate injury for this young man........one that is very likely career-ending.........and very likely to ultimately lead to the need for hip joint replacement
Is this pretty much the same injury that ended Bo Jackson's football career?
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Gronk, Hernandez, Pitta all out/gone. OD should be a shoe in for ProBowl.

Too bad he'll be headed to the Super Bowl and won't be able to play.
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Gronk, Hernandez, Pitta all out/gone. OD should be a shoe in for ProBowl.

Too bad he'll be headed to the Super Bowl and won't be able to play.


I see what you did there and I agree.

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Gronk, Hernandez, Pitta all out/gone. OD should be a shoe in for ProBowl.

Too bad he'll be headed to the Super Bowl and won't be able to play.
Going to have to jump early in Fantasy Football for a good TE with all these guys dropping like flies.
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Going to have to jump early in Fantasy Football for a good TE with all these guys dropping like flies.
Yeah man! Jimmy Graham's stock is sky high right now.
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Dallas Clark has now signed with the Ravens.
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