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Hip Dislocation

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What is a hip dislocation?

A hip dislocation occurs when your thigh bone is forced out of your hip socket.

Dislocated Hip

What are the signs and symptoms of a hip dislocation?

How is a hip dislocation diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will examine you. X-ray or CT scan pictures may show a dislocation, fracture, or other injuries. You may be given contrast liquid before the pictures are taken to help healthcare providers see the pictures better. Tell your healthcare provider if you have ever had an allergic reaction to contrast liquid.

How is a hip dislocation treated?

How can I prevent my hip from dislocating again?

Follow these precautions for 6 weeks after your injury or as directed:

How can I manage a hip dislocation?

It will take 2 to 3 months for your hip to heal.

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my doctor?

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