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Also known as: traumatic hip dislocation.
The hip joint is comprised of the head of the thighbone (femur) being positioned in a socket in the pelvis (acetabulum). When an accident or injury forces the thighbone out of the hip socket, this is known as a hip dislocation.
A hip dislocation requires major force. The most common cause is a car accident, but falls from heights or severe sports injuries (typically while playing football) can cause a dislocated hip.
Reviewed by: Kevin S Horowitz, MD
This page was last updated on: January 04, 2022 12:34 PM
A hip fracture refers to a break in the thigh bone, or femur, close to where it enters the hip socket (acetabulum).