Hip Dislocation 101

Hip Dislocation 101

by Stephanie Meadows
A dislocation is an injury to a joint in which the bones are forced out of their natural position by trauma. In a hip dislocation, the head of the thighbone (femur) is forced out of its socket (acetabulum) in the pelvis. Having a dislocated hip is often very painful, and requires medical attention right away.