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How do you treat a broken hip?
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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Depends on injury
A broken hip implies a fracture of the upper end of the femur. Depending on the exact location and fracture pattern, treatment is either via "internal fixation" or repairing the fracture with pins, screws, and/or plates; or sometimes with a hip replacement type surgery.
Age and bone quality will also influence the type of treatment recommended.

In brief: Depends on injury
A broken hip implies a fracture of the upper end of the femur. Depending on the exact location and fracture pattern, treatment is either via "internal fixation" or repairing the fracture with pins, screws, and/or plates; or sometimes with a hip replacement type surgery.
Age and bone quality will also influence the type of treatment recommended.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Surgery
For almost all patients the treatment of a broken hip requires, screws, plates or rods.

In brief: Surgery
For almost all patients the treatment of a broken hip requires, screws, plates or rods.
Dr. Joel McClurg
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