A to Z: Dislocation, Hipenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgA dislocation is when the bones in a joint slip out of their normal position. A hip dislocation is an injury that occurs when the ball of the thighbone moves out of the socket of the hipbone.Dislocation, dislocated, hip, hip dislocation, dislocated hip, thighbone, thigh bone, hipbone, femur, hip bone, pelvis, femoral head, acetabulum, hip socket, ball-and-socket joint, hip joint, developmental dysplasia of the hip, motor vehicle accidents, football, rugby, skiing, snowboarding, hips01/07/201503/21/201909/02/201997cd7c0a-03f9-4947-9b45-95afd381ef26https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-dislocation-hip.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-atoZDictionary-enBT.jpg" alt="A to Z Dictionary 500 Go" name="5093-P_ATOZDICTIONARY2_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><strong>May also be called: Dislocated Hip</strong></p> <p>A dislocation is when the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">bones</a> in a joint slip out of their normal position. A hip dislocation is an injury that happens when the ball of the thighbone moves out of the socket of the hipbone.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>The hip is a ball-and-socket joint made up of the thighbone (femur) and hipbone (pelvis). The ball-shaped head of the femur fits into a hollow in the pelvis and is held in place by ligaments and cartilage. This structure makes the hip very stable, but a lot of force applied to the leg can pop the head of the femur out of its socket, or dislocate it.</p> <p>Most hip dislocations are the result of motor vehicle accidents, but severe falls (such as from a ladder) or injuries due to sports like football, rugby, skiing, and snowboarding also can generate enough force to dislocate a hip. Some children are born with a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/birth-defects.html/">congenital defect</a> called <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ddh.html/">developmental dysplasia of the hip</a> that makes hips unstable and can cause them to become dislocated.</p> <p>In about 90% of dislocated hips, the thighbone is pushed backward, which causes the hip to bend and the leg to twist in toward the middle of the body. In other cases, the thighbone is pushed forward, which results in less bending of the hip and a leg that is twisted out away from the middle of the body.</p> <p>Hip dislocations usually cause severe pain in the hip that can spread to the legs and back, and they can make the affected leg appear deformed or shorter than the other leg. Treatment involves resetting the head of the thighbone in the socket of the hipbone. This can be done manually by a trained doctor or through a surgical operation.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Hip dislocations are relatively rare, but they are serious injuries that need immediate medical attention. With treatment, a dislocated hip should heal in 2 to 3 months. Any additional injuries &mdash; such as hip fractures &mdash; can make&nbsp;the hip take longer to heal completely.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
A to Z: Legg-Calvé-Perthes DiseaseLearn about this rare hip disorder, which is most common in boys.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-lcp.html/9389dfcc-e1c7-4535-9999-9b74891b1068
Bones, Muscles, and JointsWithout bones, muscles, and joints, we couldn't stand, walk, run, or even sit. The musculoskeletal system supports our bodies, protects our organs from injury, and enables movement.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/53199934-b6d8-4854-8362-8b1dfc45c3f6
Dealing With Sports InjuriesYou practiced hard and made sure you wore protective gear, but you still got hurt. Read this article to find out how to take care of sports injuries - and how to avoid getting them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sports-injuries.html/e49f63c7-6ae0-446e-a953-4b458a82eaeb
Hip PointerMost hip pointer injuries can be easily treated and heal in their own time. Find out what to do in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/hip-pointer.html/e2d9aea0-a118-475c-903c-415d4161bef6
Quadriceps ContusionQuadriceps contusions are common in sports that have a lot of direct contact or a chance of collisions or wipeouts. Find out what to do if you get one - and how to avoid them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/quad-contusions.html/6cc04b45-87fb-4965-a1eb-dd0219d51e1e
Safety Tips: FootballFootball is a lot of fun, but since the name of the game is to hit somebody, injuries are common. To keep things as safe as possible, follow these tips.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-football.html/3ddb9b2e-1926-4cbe-b99e-357b12b9fbb4
Safety Tips: SkiingThere's a lot to love about skiing, but it can also present some very real dangers. Follow these tips to stay safe on the slopes.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-skiing.html/9f8149ca-82be-4f8c-9591-d76789bad066
Safety Tips: SnowboardingSnowboarding is a great way to have fun, but it can also present some very real dangers. Follow these safety tips to learn how to stay safe on the slopes.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/safety-snowboarding.html/ce0b64f4-973b-49c9-b0cb-eda69e1066a3
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a shift at the upper part of the thighbone, or femur, that results in a weakened hip joint. Fortunately, when caught early, most cases of SCFE can be treated successfully.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/scfe.html/7ad12e5e-a898-46a4-ba7b-f780e10f5298
Winter Sports: Sledding, Skiing, Snowboarding, SkatingYou'll have more fun if you stay safe in the cold and snow. Find out how in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/winter-sports.html/82173600-ce83-4918-aac8-0eee76fe6ddd
X-Ray Exam: HipA hip X-ray can help find the cause of symptoms such as limping, pain, tenderness, swelling, or deformity in the hip area. It can detect broken bones or a dislocated joint.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-hip.html/acb303f5-d4f3-4589-9f65-b59a997c9106
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