What kind of hip injuries are common from falling down stairs?

Depends. Depends on the height of the fall, the age/health of the patient, and body part that you land on. Head injuries and ankle/knee injuries common in younger patients. Hip fractures and wrist fractures common in older patients.

Related Questions

What kind of hip injuries happen from falling down stairs?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

Hip injuries from falling down the stairs. Are the very bad if you're over 65 years?

Depends. Depends on the severity of the fall and health of the patient. Older patients more likely to suffer hip fractures. If the hip is not broken then usually there bruising or soft tissue injures about the hip and these injuries are not very bad compared to a fracture. Read more...