Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Hip Dislocation
With this injury, the head of your femur (which is shaped like a ball) slips out of your hip socket. It may slip forward or backward out of position. This can damage structures around the joint.
What is hip dislocation?
This detailed video describes hip dislocation, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Hip dislocations are often caused by traumatic injury. Auto accidents and falls are common culprits. Sports such as football, gymnastics and skiing can also cause hip dislocations.