Hip Dislocation Specialist
Injuries from motor vehicle accidents or severe falls can lead to hip dislocation. Hip dislocation specialist, Dr. Kelechi Okoroha provides diagnosis and individualized non-surgical and surgical management for hip dislocation in Detroit. Contact Dr. Okoroha’s team for an appointment today!
What is Hip Dislocation?
The hip joint is a “ball and socket” joint. The “ball” is the head of the femur or thighbone, and the “socket” is the cup-shaped acetabulum. The joint is surrounded by muscles, ligaments, and tendons that support and hold the bones of the joint in place. Hip dislocation occurs when the head of the femur moves out of the socket. The femoral head can dislocate either backward (posterior dislocation) or forward (anterior dislocation).
Causes of Hip Dislocation
Hip dislocation can be caused by injuries from motor vehicle accidents or severe falls.
When hip dislocation is suspected, it is important to schedule an orthopedic consultation for proper examination and care. Dr. Kelechi Okoroha is a hip dislocation specialist who provides detailed examination and care for patients with hip dislocation in Detroit, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, Bloomfield Hills, Dearborn, Michigan and beyond.
Symptoms of Hip Dislocation
The common symptoms of hip dislocation include pain, inability to move your legs and numbness along the foot or ankle. A dislocation may also be associated with a fracture in the hip, back or knee bones.
Diagnosis of Hip Dislocation
The diagnosis of hip dislocation is based on a thorough physical examination performed by Dr. Okoroha. It may also include imaging studies such as X-rays to confirm the diagnosis.
Treatments for Hip Dislocation
After careful review of your history and examination, Dr. Okoroha will provide an individualized treatment plan to help you return to your normal function.
Treatment involves reduction, in which Dr. Okoroha repositions the bones to their normal position under anesthesia. Surgery may be performed to remove fragments of bone or torn tissues that block and prevent reduction.
During your recovery, you are advised to limit movement and place less weight on the injured hip with the help of crutches. Physical therapy is vital in regaining the strength and mobility in your hip joint after treatment.
If you have experienced hip dislocation, please contact Dr. Kelechi Okoroha, orthopedic hip specialist treating patients in Detroit, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, Bloomfield Hills, Dearborn, Michigan and beyond.