The hip is the joint between the upper end of the thighbone (femur) and its socket in the pelvis. When a hip fractures (breaks), the injury is always in the femur. The upper end of the femur can fracture in any one of the following places:
The head of the femur - The rounded surface at the very end of the bone that fits into a socket in the pelvis.
The neck of the femur - A somewhat horizontal stretch of bone at the top of the femur that gives ...
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