The hip joint is another ball and socket joint on the lower half of the body which is bound tightly by thick ligaments thus making it less flexible compared to a shoulder joint. It is a freely moving weight-bearing joint meaning that over time, there may be age-related changes which may give rise to conditions such as labral tears and hip osteoarthritis. The young and active population suffers a different range of issues such as muscle tears, herniations and growth plate issues.
Hip dislocations are rare due to the thick ligaments present around the joint to hold the joint firmly together. Hip conditions as a result of trauma would have needed to suffer quite a large amount of force placed on it and the complexity of the condition would require an orthopaedic specialist input. For the most case, hip conditions are better managed with a non-surgical route closely guided by a Physiotherapist.