Hip Fractures

Hip fractures are cracks or breaks in the top of the thigh bone (femur) close to the hip joint. They’re usually caused by a fall or an injury to the side of the hip, but may occasionally be caused by a health condition, such as cancer that weakens the hip bone. Falls are very common among older people, especially in people aged 80 and over, who may have reduced vision or mobility and balance problems. Hip fractures are also more common in women, who are more likely to get osteoporosis, a condition which makes bones weak and fragile.

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What is the treatment for a hip fracture?

What is internal fixation, hemiarthroplasty and complete hip replacement?

What are the risks/complications associated with hip surgery?

Other possible complications related to reduced mobility

Recovering from hip surgery

Being discharged

Rehabilitation programme

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