Hip Dislocation

It occurs when the head of the thigh (Femur)bone is forced out of the socket (Acetabulum) of hip bone. Hip dislocation is a medical emergency and needs immediate treatment.

Hip dislocation also damages the ligaments, labrum, muscles, and other soft tissues that hold the bone in place. This can include the nerves (sciatic) aswell.

With hip dislocation, there are often other related injuries, such as fractures of the pelvis , thigh bone, knee.

Hip dislocation is of two types
  • Posterior dislocation: It is the most common dislocation. In this type of dislocation, the thigh bone is pushed out of the socket in a backwards direction.
  • Anterior dislocation: In this type of dislocation, the thigh bone is pushed out of the socket in a forwards direction.
Causes
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Falls from heights
  • Developmental dysplasia.
Symptoms
  • Pain
  • Inability to move the joint
  • Indablity to bear weight
  • Numbness & tingling when associated nerve (Sciatic) injury
Investigations
  • X-rays
  • CT Scan
  • MRI
Treatment
Non-Surgical
  • Closed reduction under anaesthia
Surgical
  • Open reduction when closed reduction fails and also when associated with fractures.
Complications
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve Injury
  • Osteonecrosis/ Avascular necrosis (bone death)

About Doctor:

Dr. Naveen Reddy is one of the Best Orthopedic Surgeons in Hyderabad. He has over 10 years of experience. Having completed his post graduation in Orthopedics, (D’Ortho and DNB Ortho, he was part of the Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad – 2009-2017. He has had the experience of working with the Best Orthopaedic Surgeons and gained extensive expertise in managing simple, complex trauma, knee and hip replacements. His patients consider him to be the best orthopedic doctor in Hyderabad. He has a fellowship in Hip & Knee Arthroplasty from world-renowned center Galeazzi Institute of Orthopedics, Milan, Italy under Prof Dr Lugi Zagra where he had great exposure and gained knowledge complex Hip & Knee Replacements.

The range of services provided by him includes Trauma – Fracture treatment, Knee Joint Replacement, Hip Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy, Sports Injuries Treatment, PRP & BEMAC Injections, Viscosupplementation, Stem Cell Treatment etc.

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