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Hip Fracture

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  • Hip fracture

      A hip fracture is a break in the upper quarter of the femur (thigh) bone. The extent of the break depends on the forces that are involved. The type of surgery used to treat a hip fracture is primarily based on the bones and soft tissues affected or on the level of the fracture.

  • Hip fracture

     The patient with a hip fracture will have pain over the outer upper thigh or in the groin. There will be significant discomfort with any attempt to flex or rotate the hip.Nonsurgical Treatment-Patients who might be considered for nonsurgical treatment include those who are too ill to undergo any form of anesthesia and people who were unable to walk before their injury and may have been confined to a bed or a wheelchair.

  • Hip fracture

    The age-adjusted incidence rate of osteoporotic hip fracture in Australia decreased over the 10 years to 2006–07, by 14% among males and by 20% among females. However, the actual number of cases continued to increase in both sexes due to population growth and ageing.There were an estimated 16,518 osteoporotic hip fractures among Australians aged 40 years or over in 2006–07 (175 per 100,000 persons). Almost three-quarters of theseoccurred in females, who on average were aged 83 years (compared with 81 years for males).Around1 in 9 people hospitalised with the principal diagnosis of osteoporotic hip fracture in 2006–07 were discharged to a residential aged care service, where this had not previously been their place of residence.

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