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The Dangers of Hip Fractures

The Dangers of Hip Fractures

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
The hip joint is one of the most critical joints in the human body. It permits a wide range of motion, allowing you to walk, run, and jump.

Treatments For Hip Fractures

Treatments For Hip Fractures

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
A hip fracture can be sustained after a fall, an accident or a sudden jerking movement of the hip. As you get older, your risk of suffering a hip fracture increases.

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.

What is Osteonecrosis of the Hip?

What is Osteonecrosis of the Hip?

by Natalie (SU)
Did you know that our bones, just like our organs, are living and growing tissue? Just like all living tissue, our bones rely on blood vessels to circulate blood throughout the body to keep them alive. Most living tissue has blood vessels that come from many different directions. If one blood vessel is damaged it may not cause any complications, due to there being a backup blood supply from the circulatory system coming from elsewhere. However, certain joints within the body only contain a few blood vessels that transports a certain amount of blood. One of these joints with limited blood supply is the hip, and osteonecrosis is a serious concern related to diminished blood supply.

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