Definition: During an impact, as a result of a fall, the upper
end of the femur is fractured. Usually the fracture occurs in
the femoral neck or trochanter.
Treatment: In most cases, patients who suffer from a hip
fracture are operated as soon as possible and the fractured
bone is replaced with a prosthesis.
Convalescence: Rehabilitation must be carried out quickly
after the operation, for a period of 3 months to 1 year. The
patient must regain mobility as soon as possible for a better
Affected People: The majority of hip fractures concerns the
elderly, especially women (75%) because of osteoporosis,
which makes their bones more fragile.