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Pearls with Paige: Hip Fracture

December 3, 2018

 A hip fracture is a break in the upper quarter of the femur (thigh) bone. The extent of the break depends on the forces that are involved. The type of surgery used to treat a hip fracture is primarily based on the bones and soft tissues affected or on the level of the fracture. Hip fractures most commonly occur from a fall or from a direct blow to the side of the hip. With winter weather, hip fractures related to falls from icy pavements are extremely common! Be sure to take precautions when walking outside to prevent a slip and fall! 

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