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When is a hip replacement option good for hip fractures?

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Hip replacement options are good choices if the fracture damages the blood supply to the ball part of your hip joint. This is the part that lets your upper leg bend and rotate. Not having enough blood supply keeps the bone from healing as well.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Hip Fractures.”

CDC: “Hip Fractures Among Older Adults.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hip Fracture.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on October 17, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Hip Fractures.”

CDC: “Hip Fractures Among Older Adults.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hip Fracture.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on October 17, 2018

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