3 doctors weighed in:
How dangerous is a surgery for a broken hip?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Generally safe
Depends on the preop health of the patient.
In most cases the benefits of hip fracture repair far outweigh the risks.

In brief: Generally safe
Depends on the preop health of the patient.
In most cases the benefits of hip fracture repair far outweigh the risks.
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: It isn't the surgery
The actual surgery for a broken hip rarely is the direct source of death or complications.
The direct risks of the surgery are infection, bleeding, and damage to veins, arteries or nerves. These are rare. The dangers of a hip fracture that cause people to die or become permanently disabled are clots in the legs, pneumonia, bed sores, and urinary tract infections.

In brief: It isn't the surgery
The actual surgery for a broken hip rarely is the direct source of death or complications.
The direct risks of the surgery are infection, bleeding, and damage to veins, arteries or nerves. These are rare. The dangers of a hip fracture that cause people to die or become permanently disabled are clots in the legs, pneumonia, bed sores, and urinary tract infections.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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