Hip Dislocation

The hip is your body's largest ball-and-socket joint. When your hip socket doesn't completely cover the ball portion of your upper thighbone, your hip can become partially or fully dislocated. 
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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.

Our Approach

M Health Fairview physicians provide the most up-to-date, effective treatments for hip dislocation. The care team at our Orthopedic Clinic is dedicated to delivering excellent care, innovative research and meaningful educational programs for all of our patients.

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy is a frequently used procedure by orthopedic surgeons to examine, diagnose, and treat disorders inside a joint. Arthroscopic surgery is an option for a number of medical conditions, including: achilles tendonitis, arthritis, bone fracture, heel spur, herniated disc, and more.
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Casting, Bracing, and Splinting

Injuries to bones often require immobilization through a cast, brace, or splint. Other reasons include genetic disorders, such as scoliosis, as well as surgeriews where an intervention is required in order for the affected area to heal properly.
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Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

If you have life-impacting joint pain that does not get better with medication or physical therapy, hip or knee replacement surgery will likely reduce pain. During replacement surgery, damaged parts of the joint are removed and replaced with an artificial implant, or prosthesis.
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Joint Surgery

Joints are subject to great stress as they bear weight and enable us to move freely. If it becomes necessary, surgeons can repair many joints in the body, including hips, knees, etc. Joint surgery can reduce pain, swelling, and stiffness that limit mobility and interfere with everyday life.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Medical Management

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