Many people, particularly the elderly, suffer hip fractures from falling. Most of these fractures are near the hip joint and are called either femoral neck fractures or intertrochanteric hip fractures.
Both of these fractures require surgical treatment in order to preserve independence and freedom of movement, with the least chance of potential problems. A hip fracture can be an especially severe injury, particularly in an elderly person.
For more information about fractures of the hip, please call (918) 494-AOOK (2665).