Surgical hip dislocation is a technique that is sometimes used during corrective surgery for a hip impingement or other condition that causes hip pain. It should not to be confused with unintentional hip dislocation caused by an injury or deformity.
In surgical dislocation of the hip, the head of the femur (thighbone) is moved out from its normal resting place in the socket of the pelvis. The technique as two key benefits:
Surgical hip dislocation is an excellent method doctors can use to understand what is causing hip pain in a patient. It is a difficult procedure, but an extremely safe one when performed by an expert. Hospital for Special Surgery’s Center for Hip Preservation is one of the few places in the country that performs this surgery on a regular basis.