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Why are hip fractures in nursing homes so common?
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Hip fractures
Most hip fractures occur in elderly patients.
There is a higher incidence of hip fracture among patients with underlying dementia. Many patients in nursing homes have several or more underlying medical comorbidities. That is why they are in a nursing home. Many are at increased risk of fall.

In brief: Hip fractures
Most hip fractures occur in elderly patients.
There is a higher incidence of hip fracture among patients with underlying dementia. Many patients in nursing homes have several or more underlying medical comorbidities. That is why they are in a nursing home. Many are at increased risk of fall.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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