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What kind of hip injuries happen from falling down stairs?

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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Depends

Depends on the severity of the fall and age and health of the patient.
Older patients more likely to suffer hip fractures. Younger patients less likely to break their hips. Other injuries are soft tissue or injuries to where the muscle attaches to the hip.

In brief: Depends

Depends on the severity of the fall and age and health of the patient.
Older patients more likely to suffer hip fractures. Younger patients less likely to break their hips. Other injuries are soft tissue or injuries to where the muscle attaches to the hip.
Dr. James Chen
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Stairs

Each fracture has its own personality.
Amount of energy, soft tissue damage, bone and soft tissue quality come in to play. Consider femoral neck, intertroch, greater troch, acetabular, and pelvic injuries.

In brief: Stairs

Each fracture has its own personality.
Amount of energy, soft tissue damage, bone and soft tissue quality come in to play. Consider femoral neck, intertroch, greater troch, acetabular, and pelvic injuries.
Dr. John Michalski
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