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Ch 4: Hip Dislocations

About This Chapter

This mobile-friendly skills and training chapter can help healthcare professionals learn or review essential hip dislocation topics. The chapter's bite-sized lessons and self-assessments can be used for continuing education, skill development or training purposes.

Hip Dislocations - Chapter Summary

Take a look inside this chapter to review important hip dislocation information. Using short and simple explanations, our instructors present concepts pertaining to the causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnoses, treatments and classifications for different types of hip dislocation. These types include central, congenital, partial, anterior and posterior hip dislocations.

The chapter comes with short self-assessment quizzes to help you check your understanding of these hip dislocation topics. Use any computer or mobile device to access the chapter material. Your course dashboard will keep track of your progress throughout the chapter.

How It Helps

The chapter can help any current or aspiring healthcare professional who needs to supplement training or continuing education materials. You can access the chapter at home, at work or when you're on the go. Use the hip dislocation knowledge you've gained to boost your work performance and explain prevention, symptoms and treatments.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the presentation and reduction of anterior and posterior hip dislocations
  • Assess anterior and posterior hip dislocation precautions
  • Differentiate between anterior and posterior hip dislocations
  • Define the characteristics, causes, symptoms and treatments for partial hip dislocations
  • Recognize the causes and long-term effects of congenital hip dislocations
  • Identify preventative measures and risk factors that are involved with hip replacement dislocations
  • Explain hip replacement dislocation symptoms, treatments and recovery
  • Understand conventional treatments for central hip dislocations

14 Lessons in Chapter 4: Hip Dislocations
Anterior Hip Dislocation: Presentation & Reduction

1. Anterior Hip Dislocation: Presentation & Reduction

Anterior hip dislocation is a specific type of misplacement of the joint. Rarely resulting in associated fractures, this type of injury presents differently from posterior dislocations and requires special treatment. Read this lesson to learn what to spot in an anterior hip dislocation and how to treat it.

Anterior Hip Dislocation: Precautions & Nerve injury

2. Anterior Hip Dislocation: Precautions & Nerve injury

Nerve injury is a common complication of hip dislocation. Read this lesson to learn more about the signs and symptoms of nerve injury related to anterior hip dislocation and the recovery process.

Posterior Hip Dislocation: Presentation & Reduction

3. Posterior Hip Dislocation: Presentation & Reduction

Posterior hip dislocations are the most common, and most traumatic, of hip dislocations. Read this lesson to learn more about posterior hip dislocations, their signs and symptoms, and recommended treatments.

Posterior Hip Dislocation: Complications & Precautions

4. Posterior Hip Dislocation: Complications & Precautions

Posterior hip dislocations may result in complications at the time of the injury, as well as during treatment. Read this lesson to learn the common complications related to this type of joint dislocation and the precautions taken to minimize issues.

Anterior vs. Posterior Hip Dislocation

5. Anterior vs. Posterior Hip Dislocation

Hip dislocations may occur as posterior or anterior injuries. Read this lesson to learn more about different patient presentations and courses of treatment that differentiate between the two types of hip dislocation.

Partial Hip Dislocation: Definition & Causes

6. Partial Hip Dislocation: Definition & Causes

A partial hip dislocation occurs when the bones of the hip are partially moved from their normal positions in the hip joint. In this lesson, we'll learn about the definition and causes of a partial hip dislocation.

Partial Hip Dislocation: Symptoms & Diagnosis

7. Partial Hip Dislocation: Symptoms & Diagnosis

Partial hip dislocations occur when the bones of the hip are partially moved from their normal positions in the hip joint. In this lesson, we will learn about the symptoms and diagnosis of this type of injury.

Partial Hip Dislocation: Treatment & Exercises

8. Partial Hip Dislocation: Treatment & Exercises

This lesson will teach you some of the main treatments for partial hip dislocation (aka hip subluxation). You will also learn about exercises used to help stabilize the hip joint and keep the bones in place.

Congenital Hip Dislocation: Treatment & Exercises

9. Congenital Hip Dislocation: Treatment & Exercises

Congenital hip dislocation is a condition that is diagnosed in infancy. In this lesson you will learn what treatments and exercises are most effective in treating congenital hip dislocation.

Congenital Hip Dislocation: Diagnosis & Long-Term Effects

10. Congenital Hip Dislocation: Diagnosis & Long-Term Effects

In this lesson, you'll find out how congenital hip dislocation is diagnosed. You'll also learn the long-term side effects that can occur without proper diagnosis and treatment.

Congenital Hip Dislocation: Definition & Causes

11. Congenital Hip Dislocation: Definition & Causes

Congenital Hip Dislocation affects about 1 in 1,000 children. In this lesson you will learn the definition and causes of congenital hip dislocation. This lesson will begin with a real-life scenario which is reflective of what many parents face when their babies are diagnosed with congenital hip dislocation. This lesson will then present the definition of congenital hip dislocation. Finally, the causes of congenital hip dislocation will be reviewed.

Hip Replacement Dislocation: Risk Factors & Prevention

12. Hip Replacement Dislocation: Risk Factors & Prevention

Hip replacement dislocations occur when the artificial structures that make up the new hip joint are moved from their normal positions. In this lesson, learn about the risk factors for dislocating a hip replacement, as well as how to prevent these dislocations.

Hip Replacement Dislocation: Symptoms, Treatment & Recovery

13. Hip Replacement Dislocation: Symptoms, Treatment & Recovery

Hip replacement dislocations occur when the artificial bone of the upper leg is moved from its position in the artificial hip socket. In this lesson, learn about the symptoms, treatments, and recovery of this type of injury.

Central Hip Dislocation: Classification & Treatment

14. Central Hip Dislocation: Classification & Treatment

In this lesson we will discuss the traumatic injury known as a central hip dislocation. We will look at the classifications of this injury, what anatomical structures are involved, and treatment options.

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