Hip Fracture

Hip fracture refers to a break in the bone in the region of the proximal femur or femoral neck. Fractures of the femoral neck and the proximal part of the femur occur more commonly after a fall in elderly patients with osteoporotic bone. In the athletic population, hip fractures occur far less frequently and are caused by high-energy trauma. An additional etiology of femoral neck fractures in the athlete is excessive, repetitive loads that can cause a stress fracture.


The hip joint is a complex structure that allows for weight bearing ...

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