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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 risk for mortality associated with hip fracture is increased within 1 year in women 65 years and older and to 5 years in women 65 to 69 years old. There is a decrease in this risk with age, except for those 80 years and older.Causes of death are similar for women with and without hip fracture, except for higher mortality rates from pneumonia, osteoporosis, and cognitive impairment in those with hip fracture.

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