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Do All Hip Fractures Require Surgical Repair?
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Friday, September 5, 2014


MICHAEL D. O'BRIEN, MDApproximately 200,000 Americans age 65 years or older are hospitalized each year due to hip fractures, and 95 percent of those are due to falls, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, it's a trend that may increase as our population ages. In his practice at Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers, Michael D. O'Brien, M.D., treats a wide array of hip injuries.

Surgery is the best course in most of the typical hip fractures. If you don't operate, the potential for complications - such as permanent immobility - go up exponentially. Because these are usually elderly patients, any additional loss of mobility can really influence quality of life and lead to a range of health issues.


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