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Hip Fractures

Hip Fractures

Definition :

Frctures of the proximal femur also called "hip" fracture, most common femoral fractures

Causes : 

Especially in geriatric population

Osteoporosis & reduced muscle mass contribute to high incidence of this type of fracture

Symptoms :

Break usually occurs at neck or across proximal shaft

Hip fracture typically cause patient's leg to rotate externally

Leg is also shortend

Falls most common reason for this type of fracture


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