There are two main ways to prevent a hip fracture: Maintain bone strength, and prevent falls.
To optimize bone strength, men and women of all ages should exercise regularly and consume enough calcium and vitamin D.
The bones of women are more likely to thin as they age. A specialized X-ray test, called a bone mineral density test, can identify people with osteoporosis. After menopause, women with a family history of osteoporosis, a history of bone fracture as an adult, who weigh less...Read more
Suffering a hip fracture can be the most devastating consequence of osteoporosis. When those crucial bones shatter, it can destroy various... Read more »
Intertrochanteric hip fractures can be difficult to treat. With this type of hip fracture, there is a break or fracture line between two bony bumps... Read more »
Hip fracture? You're not alone. Every year more than a quarter of a million people in North America have one. When this many people are affected,... Read more »