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43. Picture of Hip Fracture

Picture of Hip Fracture
BigStockPhoto / Franc Podgorek

Hip fractures are bone breaks in the upper quarter of the femur, the long bone of the upper leg. Hip fractures may result after a fall or due to minor accidents when osteoporosis is present. Osteoporosis also may impair the ability of bone to heal after a break.

Image Source: BigStockPhoto / Franc Podgorek

Text Reference: "Hip Fractures." American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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