Hip Fracture - Symptom, Causes, Treatment of Hip Fracture
Fracture of the neck or the femur (thigh bone), can be induced by a
intense damage at any age, but is most
of a fall in people over 75 (
women) who have osteoporosis (weak- ened bones). These days hip fractures in aged people are treated
by HIP REPLACEMENT or by fixing the broken bone ends
with steel pins, screws or plates, followed by physio- therapy to
bone health - exercise,
diet, prevention and treatment of osteoporosiss- are
essential, but most hip fractures could be escaped by taking
precautions against falls. In order of frequency, the main reasons of falls are as follows;
- impaired vision
- utilise of drugs which impair balance,
those for high blood pressure; alcohol; and anti-depressants and several other drugs which
alertness and coordination
- muscle, joint and nerve disorders which
steadiness of gait or joint stability.
If any of these factors
utilise, ask your doctor what can be
to minimise the chance. The home can also be a
from tripping on scatter rugs, power cords, pets and uneven paths; deficient light on stairs; or getting up in the
to go to the toilet at night.
Exercise is very
hip fractures from falls.
you brace yourself to
a fall or, if you are on the way down, can break the fan so that the
is distributed and the risk of fracturing the hip is
decreased. Your doctor will
for your age and physical situation. Water exercises are best for muscle
if mobility is limited, and a lot of clubs and health centres have heated pools
sessions for aged people.