Hip dislocation (luxation)


Traumatic events involving high energy are the main cause of a hip dislocation. The impact is usually applied directly to the hip as it occurs with a fall from a significant height, high velocity motor vehicle accidents or falls during contact sports.

In children a hip dislocation does not require a high force but can affect the integrity of the growth plates (epiphysis) of the femur. In the young population this pathology is rare but is frequently observed in risk-taking individuals. The main causes are:

High-speed motor vehicle accidents (2/3 of all dislocations; 70%)

Falls from significant height / high velocity onto the hip

Industrial accidents