Symptoms of hip displacement or displacement of any joint include visible deformities or looking as if the hip is out of place, intense pain and discoloration and swelling, notes Mayo Clinic. The joint is also immovable, and the person may be confused as to whether the hip is dislocated or broken.
Joint dislocation occurs through falls, and sports injuries, notes Mayo Clinic. Motor vehicle accidents can also cause dislocations when a person involved in the accident receives a hard blow from the accident. Treatment for a dislocated hip may involve manipulation of the bones, immobilization with a splint for a period of several weeks or surgery and rehabilitation.