Hip fractures are one of the serious injuries that can affect our lives and that are why we should take care of our lifestyle and way we behave as any negligence can lead to great trauma. People who are aged over 80 also suffer with hip injuries and they have to suffer a lot as bone density can decline due to age and that is why it becomes harder to get over the problem. A broken hip can really cause many problems and majorly elder women and patients suffering with osteoporosis suffer from high chances of getting their hip broken as the problem can weaken the bones and the entire skeletal system gets suffered and that is why bones and joints definitely are at a higher risk to face any accidental event.

Hip fractures are usually are having two classifications

  • A Femoral Neck Fracture and
  • An Intertrochanteric Fracture

And both these class of fractures are very dangerous and mostly the patient has to undergo a surgery to get the treatment.

Femoral Neck Fracture

The area of femoral is located just below bone of the thigh or upper hind limb, locating at the hip and the knee and the fracture generally occur under 1 to 2 inches from the close part of the femur area.

Intertrochanteric Fracture

This is a kind of fracture that occur within 3 to 4 inches of the head of the femur and treated with a metal plate and screw under a surgery to keep the bone in place as long as it takes time to heal and keeping the head of the femur to remain moving routinely in the hip socket to function properly as normal.

Common Causes

It is also a fact that risk of the hip injuries can rise with age and there are many medical conditions such as osteoporosis and arthritis and there are many kinds of arthritis that could lead to weakening of bones and the patient can also develop many other problems such as Parkinson’s Disease and it could lead to immobility of a person that could lead to unseen accidents and the person could face a higher risk of falling due to unbalanced moves. Certain other problems such as Diabetes and arthritis can also affect a person’s ability to move. It is also a fact that reduced physical activity can damage the bones and joints and can produce lesser flexibility and lesser physical activity can also lead to obesity and it can create more pressure on the bones and that could lead to more accidents and chances of falling. There are also increasing morality rates found in the cases of hip fractures.

The Treatment

The hip fracture can be treated through major surgeries such as Intertrochanteric Fracture Surgery that can treat lower part of the femur using intertrochanteric fracture where the surgeon  assign a metal plate to the side of the femur and attach a metal screw into the femur to maintain the hip firmness. This metal screw and plate allows the bone sections to compress together and repair themselves and the patient can perform the regular activities. The application of metal screws and metal plates also include treating Femoral Neck Fracture Surgery and the usage is done to fix them in the place and to mend the broken bones.