Key Points | Managing Dislocations of the Hip, Knee, and Ankle

<< Managing Dislocations of the Hip, Knee, and Ankle in the Emergency Department (Trauma CME)

Key Points

  • Native hip dislocations may require admission to the hospital after reduction, but most patients with prosthetic hip dislocations can be safely discharged home with abduction restrictions following ED reduction.
  • Complete hip radiographs are usually sufficient prior to reducing both native and prosthetic hip dislocations, and reduction should not be delayed for CT. Postreduction radiographs are sufficient following successful prosthetic hip reductions; however, CT scan should be obtained in the setting of a native hip reduction.

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