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Doctor insights on: Hip Fracture

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Dr. Charles Toman
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Hip Fracture (Overview)

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint where your femur meets the pelvis. Most hip fractures occur with falls in the elderly or motor vehicle accidents. The most common would be fractures of the top part of the femur bone and the femoral neck or intertroch region. Less common fractures are socket or acetabular fractures. Avulsion of muscle attachments can also occur.


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How does a hip fracture affect women with osteoporosis?

How does a hip fracture affect women with osteoporosis?

Increases new risks: Women with hip fractures and osteoporosis are at higher risk for another fragility fracture in the future. Work on balance, strengthen your leg muscles with weight bearing exercise, take your calcium and vitamin d, ask your doctor about bone stimulating medications. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Toman
124 doctors shared insights

Hip Fracture (Overview)

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint where your femur meets the pelvis. Most hip fractures occur with falls in the elderly or motor vehicle accidents. The most common would be fractures of the top part of the femur bone and the femoral neck or intertroch region. Less common fractures are socket or acetabular fractures. Avulsion of muscle attachments can also occur.


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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
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Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
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Use pain medications on an as-needed basis
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Consider MRI to evaluate fracture
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I am looking for a residential facility which rehabilitates persons diagnosed with hip fracture. Any guides?

The social worker: I would speak to the social worker in the hospital where the fracture was diagnosed and first treated. The hospital social workers are aware of all local rehab facilities in your area, and you can ask their opinion as to which facilities would be most appropriate based upon your individual patients needs. ...Read more

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Can saciatic nerve cause hip fracture?

Can saciatic nerve cause hip fracture?

No: One is not necessarily related to the other. However, in severe trauma, both the hip and sciatic nerve can be injured together. ...Read more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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How is electrical stimulation used to treat a hip fracture?

May be helpful: The most notable effect is that this type of electrical stimulation seems to cause some bone cells to proliferate. There are other cellular effects of electrical currents on the broken bone, but by stimulating bone cells to divide, healing of bone is accelerated. According to jonathan cluett, M.D. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
1,469 doctors shared insights

Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more