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A hip dislocation is a very serious injury and should be treated as an emergency, especially in children and teens because their bones are still growing. The pediatric orthopedic team at Cook Children's is uniquely trained in the diagnosis and treatment of bone, joint and musculoskeletal injuries.
A hip dislocation is a medical emergency. Call for help immediately. Do not try to move the injured child. If possible, keep them warm with blankets.
A hip dislocation is when the ball of the thigh bone moves out of place within the socket of the pelvic bone. This ball and socket form the hip joint.
Hip dislocations are relatively rare and severe injuries. They are often associated with femur or pelvic fractures. A normal hip joint is stable and strong. A hip dislocation can only occur when a strong force is applied to the hip joint. This may occur due to:
Symptoms of a dislocated hip include:
You and your child will be asked about what symptoms are being experienced and how the injury occurred. An exam of your child’s hip and leg will be done.
Images may be taken of your child’s bones. This can be done with:
Depending on the injury, treatment may include:
If there are no other injuries, the doctor will administer an anesthetic or a sedative and manipulate the bones back into their proper position. This is called a closed reduction.
In some cases, surgery is needed. This is called an open reduction and is often done if:
A physical therapist will assess the injury. An exercise program will be created to help recovery and to strengthen the muscles.
If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-4405.