Patient Comments: Dislocated Hip - Symptoms and Signs

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What symptoms and signs did you experience with your hip dislocation? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Be careful out there, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: March 23

I had immediate pain following a fall inside my home. I landed on my right hip and lower back. I struck the right trochanter full force. The object that I struck was a branding iron lying on my floor. I wasn’t able to move or get myself off the floor. After 30 minutes I was able to go to a local emergency room. This is when my problem went out of control. No fracture. No X-ray evidence. MRI negative. I was told today that the hip is partially dislocated. Delayed diagnosis was due to lack of an MRI with contrast.

Comment from: AnonymousEDSer, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 02

This article neglects to address that hip dislocations can be a result of genetic collagen disorders. If you have frequent dislocations or partial dislocations, please see a geneticist for further evaluation. I have one such disorder and dislocate my hips several times every day. This type of dislocation is non-traumatic.

Comment from: Princess48, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 18

With hip dislocation I had the most searing, intense pain I’ve ever felt; quivering of leg, spike in pain when any part of leg or foot was touched. This was not mild or moderate pain. I was initially given fentanyl followed shortly (15 minutes maybe) by Dilaudid. The combination of these two powerful drugs relieved only about 50 percent of the pain. Worst experience of my life!

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