• Hip Fractures

  • The older we get, the more prone we become to fracturing a hip, either from a fall or, if our bones have thinned a significant amount, twisting incorrectly.

  • Orthopedic Health Tips at Littleton Adventist Hospital

    • Sports injuries, car accidents or bike accidents account for the majority of hip fractures in younger patients.
    • Falls are the No. 1 reason for hip fractures in elderly patients; however, often the hip fracture actually occurs first and causes the fall rather than the other way around.
    • The inability to walk or put weight on a leg is a good indicator of a hip fracture. Surgery followed by physical therapy is typically the only treatment for a hip fracture.

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