What are hip fractures?

Also known as: broken hip.

A hip fracture refers to a break in the thigh bone, or femur, close to where it enters the hip socket (acetabulum). The fracture can vary in severity, typically depending on how the injury occurred.
 


Reviewed by: Kevin S Horowitz, MD

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