A hip dislocation occurs when the thighbone is forced or popped out of the ball-and-socket joint. This is a very painful and debilitating condition and requires manipulating the bone back into position. Read on to find out more.

Causes & Triggers

  • Accident (especially industrial)
  • Fall
  • High-force injury (especially motor vehicle accident)
  • Sports

Signs & Symptoms

  • Inability to move leg
  • Loss of feeling in foot or ankle
  • Pain

Tips & Treatments

  • Repair requires manually manipulating the joint back into place.
  • This manipulation is done while the patient is under anesthesia or highly sedated.
  • Because complications are possible, especially if fracture is involved, seek the opinion and care of a well-qualified orthopedic specialist.

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These lists are not inclusive of all conditions and procedures. In order to obtain a complete and accurate diagnosis, a physician should assess your individual situation. Following diagnosis, your physician will discuss appropriate treatment options with you – both surgical and non-surgical. Schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic ONE physician.