Hip fractures are cracks or breaks in the top of the thigh bone (femur) close to the hip joint. There are two different types of fractures –intracapsular, and extracapsular. The condition is more common among people aged 65 years and older and is more prevalent in women who are prone to osteoporosis. Left untreated, it can result in severe complications like blood clots in the legs, bedsores, urinary tract infections, further loss of muscle mass, increasing risk of falls and injuries and even death.
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