Dislocation of the hip occurs when the head of the thighbone is forced out of the hip socket due to major force. Hip dislocations are common after car accidents or significant falls. Due to the force required, broken bones often occur with the dislocation. This condition is considered a medical emergency and should be evaluated immediately.
A hip fracture refers to a break in the upper part of the thighbone. A fall or a direct blow to the hip generally causes a fracture, but some conditions such as osteoporosis and cancer can make the bone break more easily. Doctors typically diagnose a hip fracture on X-ray and will often recommend that the patient undergo surgery to fix the break.
Common Hip Injuries
Femur Shaft Fractures (Broken Thighbone)
Fracture After Total Hip Replacement
Hamstring Muscle Injuries
Muscle Strains in the Thigh
Thighbone (Femur) Fractures In Children