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Recovering from Hip Dislocation

Recovering from Hip Dislocation

by Stephanie Meadows
A hip dislocation is a serious and painful injury. It is usually the result of some very strong trauma, as in the case of an automobile accident or a fall. When the smooth end of the femur, or thigh bone, is pushed out of the socket formed by the pelvis, the hip joint is said to be dislocated. Emergency treatment is necessary for this injury, and a healthy recovery is vital towards returning mobility and preventing chronic pain.

Hip Dislocations 101: What You Should Know

Hip Dislocations 101: What You Should Know

by Yenny (SU)
It usually takes a traumatic injury – like being in a car accident or falling from a significant height – to cause a hip dislocation. And if or when it happens, it’s a serious medical emergency requiring immediate treatment. While the initial treatment is quick, it isn’t without pain, and there is often a long recovery time.

What to Do If You've Dislocated Your Hip?

What to Do If You've Dislocated Your Hip?

by Stephanie Meadows
Your hip is a ball and socket joint, which means a joint that there in a ball within a socket, allowing the joint to move in all directions. Due to the hips unique structure, it happens to be one of our most flexible joints, which allows a greater range of motion than all other joints in the body except for the shoulder, which contains the greatest amount of mobility

Hip Dislocation

Hip Dislocation

by Stephanie Meadows
The hip joint is one of the most important joints in the human body. It allows us to walk, run, and jump. It bears our body’s weight and the force of the strong muscles of the hip and leg. Our hips are also one of our most flexible joints, which allows a greater range of motion than all other joints in the body, except for the shoulder.