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An Overview of Hip Fracture Evaluation & Management Approach Download PDF

Fahad A. Almejrad, Abdulrahman F. S. Alotaibi, Maisa M. A. Albarakati, Abdullah A. Sufyani, Arwa M. Asiri, Abdulrahman A. Khan, Abdullah M. A. Asiri, Ali H. A. Al-Shuhayb, Mohammed M. Alshahrani, Mazen A. Mohammed, Saad A. Alwadai

Background: The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint composed of the acetabulum and head of the femur. The hip is like any other bony structure and is prone to fractures, those can be classified as either intracapsular or extracapsular injuries. Elderly patients form the majority of hip fracture cases, especially women. Studies suggest an increase in hip fracture incidence as the life expectancy of the population increased as well. Surgeons, practitioners, and caregivers equally are obligated to be aware of the presentation and risk factors to guarantee early detection of the problem and avoid possible fatal complications. Objectives: We aimed to review the literature reviewing hip fractures, risk factors, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of this injury. Methodology: We used the PubMed database to select relevant articles, chosen papers had undergone an in-depth review. Conclusion: The tailored management plan, whether surgical or conservative, must be selected carefully taking into consideration each patient’s specific needs and comorbidities. Options range from weight-bearing training, braces, to closed and open reduction and fixation. In some cases, a partial or a total hip joint replacement is indicated if the patient condition and status permit

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