Additional Conditions

Picture of Hip Fracture

Picture of Hip Fracture

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.

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

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