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Is broken hip serious at 70?
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes
A broken hip at any age is serious.
It is a reflection of the overall condition of a patient. It often means that there is enough going on to allow a patient to be off balance, to be lightheaded, to have weakness, and to have osteoporosis. If none of these apply, then the hip is just broken because of dumb luck and we fix it and move on!

In brief: Yes
A broken hip at any age is serious.
It is a reflection of the overall condition of a patient. It often means that there is enough going on to allow a patient to be off balance, to be lightheaded, to have weakness, and to have osteoporosis. If none of these apply, then the hip is just broken because of dumb luck and we fix it and move on!
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