Hip Dislocation

What is Hip Dislocation?

Hip dislocation refers to the femur being forced out of its socket (located in the pelvis). Hip dislocation is one of many medical conditions that can cause hip pain.

A hip dislocation is a serious hip injury.

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Hip Dislocation Causes

There are many possible hip dislocation causes. Common hip dislocation causes include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Forceful contact to the hip, such as an auto collision
  • Falling
  • and others

Hip Dislocation Symptoms

Hip pain is the most obvious of hip dislocation symptoms. Additional hip dislocation symptoms include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Hip pain
  • Unable to move the leg
  • A lack of feeling in the foot or ankle
  • and more

Hip Dislocation Treatments

There are a many different types of hip dislocation treatments. Hip dislocation treatments include both surgical and non-surgical treatments.

Common hip dislocation treatments include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • A medical provider applying an anesthetic or sedative to the affected area, which moves the bones back in to the appropriate position
  • Surgery to remove loose tissues and move the bones in to the correct position
  • among others

Hip dislocation can be a very serious hip injury. The severity of a hip dislocation can be made worse by potential complications. These complications can include additional nerve damage that can occur from the collision that causes the hip dislocation. Blood vessels can also be torn when a hip dislocation occurs.

Because of the severity of a hip dislocation, as well as the potential for related complications, it's very important to seek care from a medical professional.

The hip specialists at SOS have the experience and specialized knowledge that's needed to care for and treat hip dislocation. To see a hip specialist about you or a loved one's hip dislocation...

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