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Hip Dislocation Causes & Risks

Causes

Hip dislocations are relatively rare and severe injuries. They are often associated with 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, such as:

  • Severe falls, especially from heights
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Sports injuries

Risk Factors

These factors increase your chance of developing this condition. Tell your doctor if you have any of these:

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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