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43. Picture of Hip Fracture

Picture of Hip Fracture
BigStockPhoto / Franc Podgorek

Hip fractures typically occur as a result of a fall. With osteoporosis, hip fractures can occur as a result of trivial accidents. Hip fractures may also be difficult to heal after surgical repair because of poor bone quality.

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Reviewed by William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR, Chief Editor on April 22, 2009

Image Source: BigStockPhoto / Franc Podgorek

Text: MedicineNet - "Osteoporosis"

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