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Hip fractures are a relatively common injury in the elderly. As we age bone density decreases. The rate of bone loss is higher in women than men. Women are also at greater risk to develop osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a gradual decrease in bone mass caused by calcium or in the case of post-menopausal women, an estrogen loss.
There are typically two types of fractures that occur in the hip:
|An intertrochanteric fracture doesnot affect the blood supply to the bone.
Femoral neck fracture treatment is dependent on two factors:
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