Hip Dislocation Evaluation
The evaluation of a hip dislocation requires a medical history and physical examination.
Physical findings in someone with a hip dislocation include:
- Abnormal position of the leg
- Abnormal rotation of the hip
- Leg shortening
- Inability to move the hip
- Pain on hip movement
Tests are required to confirm the diagnosis of a hip dislocation.
Tests that may be used to evaluate a hip dislocation include:
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