Hip Fractures

Hip Fracture Treatment

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.

hip fracture treatment

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 .

  • Treatment: Some fractures of the hip can be managed non-surgically if patient is too ill to undergo surgery. But rest of the fractures require surgery to reconstruct the normal anatomy of the hip and restore mobility so that patients can return to normal activity.