Hip Fracture

About Hip Fractures:

A hip fracture is a break in the upper end of the femur or thighbone often caused by steep falls or direct, severe impacts to the side of the hip.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Pain in the outer upper thigh or groin
  • Significant pain or discomfort when trying to rotate or flex the hip
  • Inability to move after having fallen
  • Inability to place weight on the leg of the affected side
  • Stiffness, bruising and/or swelling near the affected area
  • Often one will find themselves holding the injured leg in a position where the foot and knee are turned outward

How is it Treated?

The large majority of hip fractures require surgical treatment and physical therapy.

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