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If I break my hip, will I have to have my hip replaced?
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
In brief: No
Many hip fractures can be fixed with screws or nails.
About 20% require some form of replacement.

In brief: No
Many hip fractures can be fixed with screws or nails.
About 20% require some form of replacement.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: No
If the fracture occurs close to the head, through the femoral "neck", and it is displaced, then it may require either a total hip replacement or a "partial" hip replacement.
If the fracture is more distal to the hip, then usually open reduction and internal fixation is done. Occasionally (in 10%) people develop arthritis or "avascular necrosis" later on and need a hip replacement for that.

In brief: No
If the fracture occurs close to the head, through the femoral "neck", and it is displaced, then it may require either a total hip replacement or a "partial" hip replacement.
If the fracture is more distal to the hip, then usually open reduction and internal fixation is done. Occasionally (in 10%) people develop arthritis or "avascular necrosis" later on and need a hip replacement for that.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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