Hip Fractures

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.