In the United States the number of hip fracture injuries has reached approximately 300,000 a year. As a serious injury that commonly affects women, a hip fracture is a break in the upper quarter of the femur (thigh) bone. The extent of the break depends on the forces that are involved. Treatment for this type of fracture often involves surgery.
Specialists who treat hip fracture:
Common types of hip fracture:
Less common types of hip fracture:
Hip fracture symptoms may include:
Risk factors for hip fractures include:
Reduce the onset of hip fracture by:
MemorialCare's team of orthopedic specialists focus on the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system: bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Our specialist are recognized locally in Southern California and nationally for their expertise in orthopedics and sports medicine.
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