Many people with hip dislocation are born with the condition. For others, hip dislocation is caused by a traumatic injury such as a car accident or a severe fall.
When a traumatic hip dislocation occurs, the head of the thighbone (femur) is forced out of its socket in the hip bone (pelvis). This type of traumatic injury is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment.
A hip dislocation can also damage the protective cartilage covering the ends of bone. This, in turn, increases the future risk of developing arthritis in the joint.
Treatments, Tests, and Procedures
Casting, Bracing, and Splinting
Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:
- Medical Management
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