ICD-10-CM Code S73.0 Subluxation and dislocation of hip
Hip Dislocation and Subluxation Symptoms and …
About one in fifty hip replacements dislocate, which occurs when the ball comes out of the socket. Most dislocations occur during the first month after surgery; in some patients this can become a recurring problem. Dislocated hips are obvious; the dislocation occurs suddenly, often while the hip is flexed, and the leg is painfully stuck in one position. Often the leg appears shorter. The sudden, severe pain and inability to move are obvious signs of a problem, and the diagnosis is easily made in the emergency room by taking an X-ray of the hip. Treatment is immediate relocation of the hip under anesthesia. Patients that experience recurrent dislocations require careful evaluation to determine the reasons why the joint is unstable. Surgery to correct recurrent dislocation is warranted when a correctable mechanical cause can be identified.
Hip Dislocation and Subluxation ..
Although hip spacers are established as an adequate treatment option in the management of these infections, several complications might occur between stages and, hence, endanger the functional outcome. Besides a reinfection and/or infection persistence, mechanical complications, such as spacer fracture, spacer dislocation, and femoral fracture, or systemic side effects (renal or hepatic failure, allergic reactions) might lead to prolonged treatment courses between stages. These complications are certainly rare and the exact incidence of the above mentioned complications, respectively, is still unknown. Moreover, it is unclear whether a higher incidence of complications between stages might be associated with a higher incidence of mechanical complications after the prosthesis reimplantation at the site of a hip spacer implantation.