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.
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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:
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.
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Evaluation of Hip Pain with X-ray
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