Your thighbone — or femur — makes up the lower part of your hip joint. The ball of the thigh bone fits into the socket of your pelvis. When a fall or force causes the top part of the thigh bone to break, you may experience a hip bone fracture or break.
A hip fracture is considered a serious injury that can cause life-threatening complications. Get immediate emergency care or dial 911 for a hip fracture in Central California.
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Repairing Hip Fractures & Breaks at Dignity Health Central California
Did you know that falls cause about 95 percent of hip fractures? That’s why it is very important to take care when walking and make your home as fall-free as possible.
If you have fallen or had a hip injury from an accident or sports, your doctor will look for some of these common symptoms:
- Not able to bear weight
- Unable to rotate your hip
- One leg shorter than the other
- One leg turned inward
In addition to falls and blunt force, certain medical and orthopedic conditions weaken your thighbone and make it more likely to break. These conditions include stress injuries, cancer, and osteoporosis.
In addition to understanding your hip fracture symptoms, your doctor may order an X-ray to confirm a broken hip. Throughout your healing journey, your Dignity Health Central California orthopedist follows a philosophy of care, dignity, and respect.
Restoring Movement Without Pain After a Hip Bone Fracture
Surgery is the most common treatment for a hip fracture. Your orthopedic surgeon will talk to you about the surgery type for your recovery.
Using screws, pins, and plates, your doctor can realign and stabilize your thighbone. In some cases, hip joint replacement surgery is needed to repair the injured hip.
After surgery, physical therapy will help you get stronger and improve the function and flexibility of your injured hip.
At Dignity Health Central California, our orthopedic team has extensive experience in treating hip fractures and breaks. Reach out to our experts to begin your healing and recovery from hip fractures in Central California.
Dignity Health’s orthopedic doctors will help get you moving again after a hip fracture in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.