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Hip Fracture

Hip Fracture Diagnosis & Treatment with Experienced Surgeons

Hip Fracture needs immediate surgery. If You are an adult and going through Osteoporosis or a child having an accident, consult the doctor right away.
Our Double Fellowship Trained surgeons help you best with your surgical treatment.

Hip Fracture Diagram
Experiencing Pain in Your Hip?

What are the Causes & Symptoms of Hip Fractures?

For elderly patients with osteoporosis, hip fractures are typically caused by low-energy falls. This is because their bones have become weakened by osteoporosis and even a small external force may be enough to cause a fracture.

Stress fractures may occur in the femoral neck. Stress fractures are caused by repeated impact to the bone and are often seen in long-distance runners. When stress fractures occur in the subtrochanteric region of the hip, they are usually associated with prolonged use of certain osteoporosis medications.

Femoral head fractures are usually caused by a high-impact event such as a vehicle collision or a fall from a great height. Like most fractures, hip fractures are very painful and are localised to the upper thigh and groin.

Other symptoms include:

  1. Inability to put weight on the affected area
  2. Inability to move the upper part of your leg

Related Information

In most cases, hip fractures require immediate surgical treatment.

The doctor will do a physical examination to gauge the mobility of the hip and run diagnostic tests like X-rays, MRI, and CT scans to determine the location and extent of the damage. They will also take your medical history, age, and overall health into consideration as well. In general, you can expect to undergo surgery within 48 hours of getting a hip fracture.

The recovery period will vary from person to person and also depends on the severity of the injury. Nevertheless, for most patients, starting physical therapy the day after surgery is highly recommended. They will also be given antibiotics and medications after surgery to reduce pain and chances of infection. A physiotherapist will also help them get used to using supporting devices such as a walker or crutches.

Many patients go home after hip fracture surgery, but some will need short-term care in a rehabilitation facility.

Screening For New Patients

We have assembled some packages to help our new patients.

Single Hip


Evaluation of Hip Pain with X-ray

Includes the following done on the same day:
X-ray AP pelvis – weight bearing, hip lateral; and
Review in clinic after X-ray
(Exclusive of GST)

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Dr Adrian Lau

Orthopaedic Surgery Specialist

Dr Adrian Lau is a specialist orthopaedic surgeon trained in primary and complex hip and knee arthroplasty.

Dr Tan Sok Chuen

Orthopaedic Surgery Specialist

Dr Tan is an orthopaedic doctor with subspecialty training in hip and knee surgery – making her the first female hip and knee replacement surgeon in Singapore.

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