What are the common symptoms of hip fractures?
Some common symptoms of hip fractures are:
- Hip and knee pain
- Bruising or swelling near the fractured region
- Muscle strain
- Lower back pain
- The foot turned at an odd angle
- Problems walking and standing
Hip fractures are one of the most common kinds of injury which can occur at any age – though they tend to happen in older adults much more due to weakened bones. The upper portion of the femur (thighbone) breaks in a hip fracture. Hip fractures affect more than 300,000 United States citizens each year. These injuries are a common occurrence among those aged 65 and older. The common ways they sustain these fractures are from falls.
We will comprehensively cover hip fracture symptoms, hip fracture types, and hip fracture treatments. This guide will provide information that will be useful to anyone struggling with a hip fracture.
Contact Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine to make an appointment with one of our doctors if you have a hip injury. Hip fractures and other muscular and skeletal medical problems can be diagnosed and treated by our team of highly qualified medical professionals.
The most common symptoms of a hip fracture are provided below in detail.
In this section, we’ll discuss in great detail the two types of hip fractures:
Most hip fractures may be classified into these two distinct categories. Diagnosing a stress fracture (third type) can prove more difficult. A stress fracture presents as a fissure in the femur bone and is usually caused by repetitive motion or excessive use. Symptoms for this type of injury are largely similar to tendonitis or muscle strain, making recognition hard to come by.
Diagnosis of a hip fracture is made in the following ways:
Let’s take a look at some of the preventive steps you can take to avoid suffering the dire consequences of a hip fracture:
Most hip fractures necessitate surgery within 48 hours, except for a few non-displaced fractures in healthy patients. However, some individuals may be too weak to undergo this medical procedure safely.
To ease the acute pain associated with a fracture and prevent further complications, you should undergo surgical treatment swiftly. Doing so allows you to be up on your feet in less time and without any issues that may arise from delaying such medical care.
The journey of readying a patient for surgery is known as optimization, and it should ideally be accomplished in 48 hours or less. Though this timeline might only sometimes be feasible due to circumstances, undergoing the optimization process still trumps rushing into medical procedures prematurely.
The best course of action must be decided based on the type, position, and severity of the hip fracture, as well as the patient’s age and medical background.
Also known as a sub-capital or intracapsular fracture. There are two ways in which this kind of hip fracture is treated.
Intertrochanteric fractures occur in the area positioned below the femoral neck, between both greater and lesser trochanters. Fortunately, two viable treatment forms are available: a sliding compression hip screw combined with a side plate or an intramedullary nail.
To schedule a consultation with one of our physicians, call Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine at 941.378.5100. Our team of experienced medical specialists treats fractured hips, spine injuries, and sports-related injuries.
Some common symptoms of hip fractures are:
Some typical causes of a hip fracture are:
Most hip fractures need surgery within two days. Unless the fracture is not bad and the person is strong enough, an individual can have the surgery. But some people might be too weak for the surgery.
To prevent hip fractures:
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