Picture of Hip Fracture
Hip fractures typically occur as a result of a fall. With osteoporosis, hip fractures can occur as a result of trivial accidents. Hip fractures may also be difficult to heal after surgical repair because of poor bone quality.
Reviewed by William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR, Chief Editor on April 22, 2009
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Text: MedicineNet - "Osteoporosis"