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Hip Fracture


Hip fracture is a break in the top end of the thigh bone near the hip joint.


  • Trauma or fall
  • Weak bones due to aging
  • Certain medical conditions like osteoporosis, thyroid problems etc.
  • Certain medications like corticosteroids


  • Pain and stiffness in the hip
  • Swelling in the hip
  • Inability to bear weight on the hip
  • Shorter and out turned leg on the affected side


  • Surgery to repair or replace the bone is the best treatment unless it can not be performed due to medical reasons
  • Traction


  • Avoid falls and accidents
  • Maintain proper calcium and vitamin D levels in the body