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What are the Typical Causes of Hip Fractures?
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Friday, August 29, 2014

MICHAEL D. O'BRIEN, MD

MICHAEL D. O'BRIEN, MDAs you get older, calcium leaches out of your bones and weakens the bone - osteoporosis. That's the biggest underlying condition that leads to a hip fracture. The actual causative event is very often a fall in which an older person twists the hips, which by itself can cause the fracture, or the hip is fractured due to the impact of the fall.

Approximately 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 variety of hip injuries.



 
 

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