What is a Hip Fracture?
The head of the femur (leg bone) and acetabulum of the pelvis make up the ball and socket hip joint. A hip fracture occurs when one or both bones are broken.
Common causes of hip fractures include motor vehicle accidents, falls from heights, and sports injuries. The bone disease osteoporosis is also a common cause.
The following are some of the signs and symptoms of a hip fracture:
- Severe hip and/or groin pain
- Inability to stand
- Bruising, swelling, tenderness
Patients who sustain a hip fracture require immediate medical attention. Once the fracture is diagnosed using medical imaging studies and a physical examination, it can be treated appropriately.
How is it treated?
The Fellowship Trained and Board Certified Hip S
Hip fractures in which the bones do not properly align may require surgical intervention to correct. The Hip Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates use the latest surgical techniques to treat hip fractures and help patients recover quickly.
Should I Make An Appointment?
Patients with hip pain should not have to suffer. A treatment solution is readily available when patients make an appointment with one of the following specialists:
Patients who are experiencing symptoms will find the relief they have been looking for when they make an appointment with one of these specialists. Patients may request an appointment online or call.
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We encourage you to contact our care coordinators or make an appointment with one of our Board-Certified & Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedics.