NC73.02/S73.0 Other anterior dislocation of hip



Other anterior dislocation of the hip is a rare form of hip dislocation that occurs when the femoral head is displaced from the acetabulum in an anterior direction, usually as a result of an accident or fall.


Diagnosis is typically made based on the patient’s clinical presentation and physical examination findings, such as pain and tenderness, decreased range of motion, and visible deformity. Additionally, imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs may be used to confirm the diagnosis and visualize the extent of the injury.

Differential diagnosis

Other conditions that can cause similar symptoms and signs include avascular necrosis, fractures, labral tears, and synovitis.


Treatment typically includes closed reduction, followed by immobilization in a hip spica cast for at least six weeks. Physical therapy is typically recommended to help improve range of motion and strength. Surgery may be necessary if the hip is not able to be reduced or if there is severe damage to the joint.


With proper treatment and rehabilitation, most patients can make a full recovery and regain normal function of the hip joint. However, some patients may experience ongoing pain and stiffness, and a risk of recurrent dislocation.

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