Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Orthopedic Teaching

Pelvis/Hip Case 3 Background

Posterior Hip Dislocation


Background

Most hip dislocations seen in the ED are either:
  • Dislocation of a normal hip from severe trauma
  • Dislocation of a prosthetic hip from minimal to no traumatic mechanism.
Posterior dislocations account for about 90% of hip dislocations.