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Hip Fracture Types and Complications

Hip Fracture Types and Complications

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
A hip is a ball-and-socket joint that allows the upper leg to bend and rotate at the pelvis. Hip joints are quite susceptible to fracture.

How Preventing a Hip Fracture Can Save Your Life

How Preventing a Hip Fracture Can Save Your Life

by Stephanie Meadows
If you’re over the age of 65 or know someone who is, you’ve probably heard about osteoporosis and hip fractures. When someone is diagnosed with osteoporosis, it simply means that due to low bone density, their bones continue to be fragile and weak, making them more susceptible to injuries like very dangerous hip fractures. That’s why a better understanding on how to prevent possible hip fractures can not only save you pain and decreased mobility, but it can also save your life.

Hip Fractures Not Uncommon, Can Cause Death if Left Untreated

Hip Fractures Not Uncommon, Can Cause Death if Left Untreated

by Stephanie Meadows
Hip fractures tend to be more common as we get older. Research by doctors concluded that the lifetime risk of a hip fracture in a woman is 17.5 percent; for men, it’s six percent. Women have greater rates of osteoporosis than men, and thus the greater risk of fractures.

Can a Hip Fracture Heal on its Own

Can a Hip Fracture Heal on its Own

by Stephanie Meadows
The human hip is a ball and socket joint. It is the most flexible and free-moving joint in the body, allowing us to preform and participate in activities in our everyday lives. It can move backwards and forwards, to the side, and can perform twisting motions. Full function of the hip is dependent on the coordination of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves.

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