Hip Fracture

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
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Why Yale Medicine?
  • Yale Medicine is a national leader in developing new and better approaches for treating hip fracture and, with Yale New Haven Hospital, has the only dedicated geriatric hip fracture service in the U.S.
  • Our orthopedic specialists are dedicated not just to providing quality care but to improving how hip fractures are treated overall, for patients everywhere.
  • Patients with traumatic hip fractures are often transferred to Yale because of our high quality care.

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 Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation excels at treating both categories of hip fractures.