Hip fracture


A hip fracture can cause life-threatening complications. People over age 65 are most at risk because bones weaken and the risk of falling increases with age.


Symptoms include the inability to move after a fall and severe hip or groin pain.


A hip fracture almost always requires surgery and physical therapy. Taking steps to maintain bone density and avoid falls can help prevent hip fracture.

Last Updated Mar 27, 2020

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