A hip dislocation happens when extreme force is put on the ligament that connects the hip joint. The force causes the ball (femur) to partially or completely come out of the socket (acetabulum).
If your child has symptoms, talk with your health care provider, since broken bones can happen with a dislocation.
A health care provider can make a diagnosis with a physical exam. An X-ray or MRI may be used to confirm the hip is dislocated.
If your child has a dislocated hip, we can work with you on a treatment plan that will support your child every step of the way. The treatment goal is to put the head back into the socket of the hip and to make sure the socket is deep, so your child’s hip can develop normally.Treatment plans will be based on:
Treatment options include: