How to Tell if You Have a Hip Dislocation
Because your hip is a ball-and-socket joint, it can easily dislocate. Common causes of hip dislocations involve car crashes, falls from significant heights, and repetitive sports injuries. When your hip dislocates, it often damages the surrounding ligaments, muscles, nerves, labrum, and other soft tissues around your hip. Whether it’s a posterior or anterior hip dislocation, you’re likely going to experience a whole lot of pain as a result. Other hip dislocation symptoms include an inability to move your leg and the loss of feeling in your foot/ankle area.
Effectively Treating Hip Dislocations in Houston
The most common treatment method for hip dislocation in our North Houston office involves a hip reduction procedure. We’ll administer an anesthetic or a sedative during this procedure while we manipulate your hip bones back into place. Sometimes we also have to remove loose soft tissue to position your hip bones correctly. Following a hip reduction, we’ll take more x-rays to ensure everything is as it should be.
Recovery time could take 2-3 months and even longer if there were additional fractures involved. A physician will likely recommend Physical therapy during recovery. If left untreated, a hip dislocation can cause more severe nerve injury or arthritis. It can also cause a painful condition known as osteonecrosis, which can ultimately lead to your hip joint destruction. To learn more about KSF Orthopaedic Center’s effective hip dislocation treatments, give us a call!