A hip fracture is a serious injury involving a break in the upper quarter of the thighbone, near the hip joint.
Hip fractures are a common condition occurring more than 200,000 times every year in the US. People over age 65 are most at risk due to the weakening of bones via osteoporosis, degenerating vision, and balance issues that increase the risk of falling with age.
Though more common in older adults, hip fractures can affect people of all ages, usually by severe impact, like an automobile accident.
Hip fractures frequently require surgery and physical therapy (PT).
Signs and Symptoms
- Severe hip or groin pain
- Reduced mobility after a fall
- Bruising or swelling around the injury
- Inability to put weight on your leg
- Injured leg may appear shorter than the uninjured leg
What's Next? Treatment Options...
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