Hip Fractures are breaks in the Thighbone (femur) just below the hip joint. They are serious injuries that most often occur in people aged 65 and older.
Some factors that raise your risk of experiencing a fractured hip include:
- You’re a woman
- You have a thin, tall build
- You aren’t taking in optimum levels of calcium and vitamin D
- You don’t get in enough weight-bearing exercises
- You smoke
Hip fractures can limit mobility and independence. Most hip fractures require surgery, hospitalization, and extended rehabilitation.
One of the most serious fall injuries is a broken hip.
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