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Hip Dislocation

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Hip Dislocation

  • Mechanism
  1. Femoral head driven out of joint
  • Signs
  1. Internal rotation and shortening and flexed
  1. Assess for Hip Fracture
  • Management
  • Reduction on the sports field
  1. Perform reduction as soon as possible
    1. Large muscles are difficult to overpower
  2. Technique
    1. One examiner immobilizes patient at hip
    2. Other examiner
      1. Flex patients hip 90 degrees and knee 90 degrees
      2. Apply traction from lower leg
      3. internally rotate hip
  3. Hip relocation procedure (Captain Morgan)
    1. http://regionstraumapro.com/post/10201631357