A fracture of the hip is a serious injury that refers to a break of the upper part of the femur, but it can also refer to a break of the pelvis.
Causes and risk factors
- The elderly are susceptible to fractures due to osteoporosis
- Forceful fall, collision, or blow
- Severe trauma
Fractured hips are almost always treated with hip surgery. Surgical options may include metal pins, screws, plates, and rods, followed with splinting and physical rehabilitation.