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Hip Fracture

Breakage in the upper quarter of the femur (thigh) bone is termed as hip fracture. It is quite a complicated fracture that mostly requires surgical intervention.

Characteristics of Hip Fracture

Cause: Fall OR direct blow to the side of the hip OR forceful twisting of leg OR even standing in case of weak bones.

Symptoms: Pain or weakness over the outer upper thigh or in the groin, discomfort while flexing or rotating the hip, shortening of injured.

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