Hip Problems and Possible Abuse
Most injuries are not caused by abuse. Leg and hip injuries
most often occur from falling on the hip, being struck in the hip, or having
the leg twisted or bent abnormally.
Suspect physical abuse
- An injury can't be explained or doesn't match
- Repeated injuries occur.
change for how the injury happened.
You may be able to prevent further abuse by reporting
- If you suspect child abuse, call your local child
or adult protective agency, police, or a health professional (such as a doctor,
nurse, or counselor).
- If you suspect elder abuse or abuse of a
vulnerable adult, report it.
- If you or
someone you know is a victim of
domestic violence, seek help.
- If you have
trouble controlling your anger with a child in your care,
resources are available for help.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||July 30, 2012|