5 doctors weighed in:

Could being double-jointed in your hips lead to possible hip dislocations or other problems in the near future?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: It may...

Hip stability is determined primarily by the position of the components and soft tissue tension.
If someone has inherent ligament laxity, then they are statistically at a higher risk for developing instability. However, the risks are still relatively low and a good hip surgeon can use component position and offset to maximize the stability of the implant for an individual patient.

In brief: It may...

Hip stability is determined primarily by the position of the components and soft tissue tension.
If someone has inherent ligament laxity, then they are statistically at a higher risk for developing instability. However, the risks are still relatively low and a good hip surgeon can use component position and offset to maximize the stability of the implant for an individual patient.
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Thank
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine

In brief: Not likely

Hip dislocations occur almost exclusively as a result of significant trauma.
It is a very stable joint even in someone who is "double jointed".

In brief: Not likely

Hip dislocations occur almost exclusively as a result of significant trauma.
It is a very stable joint even in someone who is "double jointed".
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
26 years in practice
490K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors