Hip fracture generally occurs in the upper portion of the thighbone, or femur. It is a serious condition at any age and almost always requires surgery. In some rare cases, the socket (acetabulum) can become fractured.


The most common cause of knee injury and fracture is vehicular accident or fall from height or on hard surface. It can also occur due to blunt trauma to the hip, such as from a car crash. Certain diseases like osteoporosis or obesity can also cause hip fractures.


The symptoms of hip fracture or injury may include any of the following:

  • Pain in the hip and groin area
  • Swelling of the hip
  • Bruising in or around the joint
  • Stiffness
  • Inability to move the joint or put weight or pressure on the affected hip and leg
  • Redness and warmth over the joint
  • Bone protruding out of the joint
  • The affected leg being shorter than the unaffected leg

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