The hip joint consists of the acetabulum and the femoral head. The hip joint bony and the supporting ligaments provides stability. Injury and fractures of the hip joint implies breakage of these related structures. Hip dislocations, especially with associated fractures, are high energy fractures with significant soft tissue injury and require patient stabilization management according the the ATLS principles. Posterior hip dislocation is the commonest type.
- Inferior (obturator)
- Superior (pubic)