Was standing on my good leg, operated leg was at about a 90 degree angle while I
put some cream on my knee. Probably bent forward and flexed my hip a bit, the
operated side knee rotated in and I started to fall. Tried to push with the
operated leg to right myself, NO STRENGTH. I collapsed and fell back, noticing a
strange friction in the hip joint after landing on my butt.
Called my surgeon’s office and they got me in right away. They took x-rays. Dr.
Rogerson said I apparently partially dislocated the hip and it re-located when I
fell. Said he had seen this once before. Another tall woman who can hyperextend
her elbows like me (flexible joints) dislocated while squatting. He told me to
go back to post surgery safeguards (no crossing midline of body, sleeping with
pillowbetween legs, etc) and to follow up with him …