Hip Fracture

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
Happy senior lady with a walker or wheel chair and a little girl walk in a park, possibly after the woman had a hip fracture

A hip fracture is a more complicated medical problem than many people realize. Yes, it’s a broken bone in the hip joint, but geriatric (or osteoporotic) hip fracture is frequently the harbinger of a host of serious and often life-threatening issues among the elderly. 

And the far-less-common type of hip fracture that tends to affect young people, usually caused by a high-impact trauma, typically comes with multiple other broken bones and injuries. Fortunately, Yale Medicine's Orthopedics & Rehabilitation excels at treating both categories of hip fractures.