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Dislocation of the hip

Also known as Hip Dislocation, Dislocated Hip, and Hip Joint Dislocation

Dislocation of the hip is a common injury to the hip joint. Dislocation occurs when the ball–shaped head of the femur comes out of the cup–shaped acetabulum set in the pelvis. This may happen to a varying degree. A dislocated hip, much more common in females than in males, is a condition that can either be congenital or acquired. Understanding the epidemiology, anatomy, difference between congenital and acquired, screening, treatments, and rehabilitation are all relevant to the topic.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with dislocation of the hip, 90% report having hip pain, 24% report having leg pain, and 24% report having knee pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of dislocation of the hip are hip pain and hip stiffness or tightness, although you may still have dislocation of the hip without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with dislocation of the hip often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, intravenous fluid replacement, complete blood count, electrolytes panel, glucose measurement, kidney function tests and electrocardiogram .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with dislocation of the hip include morphine (rms), propofol, midazolam (versed), meperidine (demerol), olsalazine (dipentum), methohexital (brevital), ketamine, tetracycline, bisacodyl (the magic bullet) and loperamide (imodium) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for dislocation of the hip include age 75+ years, age 60-74 years and age 5-14 years.

Age

< 1 years
1.4x
1-4 years
0.5x
5-14 years
1.7x
15-29 years
0.4x
30-44 years
0.3x
45-59 years
0.9x
60-74 years
1.9x
75+ years
1.9x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.1x
Hispanic
0.6x
White
1.1x
Other
0.9x
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