Overview

Is hip fracture common? Let’s find out.

A common cause of joint damage is fracture.

A hip fracture refers to a break in the bones of the leg or pelvis that make up the hip joint. Hip fractures commonly occur from a fall or from a direct blow to the side of the hip. Doctors classify hip fractures according to their location.

An image depicting a healthy hip and the various body parts that form the hip & the hip joint; the pelvis, the acetabulum, the head of the femur and the neck of the femur.

Fractures

 
 

Trauma-related arthritis

 
 
References
  • http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00392

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. The performance of hip replacements depends on age, weight, activity level and other factors. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. If you have conditions that limit rehabilitation you should not have this surgery. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell you if hip replacement is right for you.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. People with conditions limiting rehabilitation should not have this surgery. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell if hip arthroscopy is right for you.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. The performance of hip replacements depends on age, weight, activity level and other factors. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. If you have conditions that limit rehabilitation you should not have this surgery. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell you if hip replacement is right for you.