If my hip replacement dislocates what happens?


This problem occurs infrequently. After a hip replacement it is important to comply with the specific instructions of your doctor to minimise the risks of a dislocation occurring.

If it does occur it can frequently be successfully treated by manipulating the hip replacement back into the joint with some medication given to relax the muscles or a quick general anaesthetic.

Occasionally if dislocations become recurrent then surgery may be recommended to fix the problem.