Hip Fracture Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Naveenpal S Bhatti, MD; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are hip fractures?

What are the AAOS treatment guidelines for hip fracture in elderly patients?

What is the prevalence of hip fractures in the US?

What is the functional anatomy of the hip relevant to hip fractures?

What are the sport-specific biomechanics of the hip relevant to hip fractures?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of hip fractures?

Which physical findings are characteristic of hip fractures?

What causes of hip fractures?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Hip Fracture?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of hip fractures?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of hip fractures?

Treatment

What is the role of physical therapy during the acute phase of hip fracture treatment?

How are femoral neck hip fractures classified?

How are intertrochanteric hip fractures classified?

How are pediatric hip fractures classified?

How are hip stress fractures classified based on MRI findings?

What are the possible complications of poorly treated or misdiagnosed hip stress fractures?

What is the role surgery during the acute phase of hip fracture treatment?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with hip fractures?

What is the role of physical therapy during the recovery phase of hip fracture treatment?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of hip stress fractures?

What is the role of physical therapy during the maintenance phase of hip fracture treatment?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of hip fractures?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Hip Fracture?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Hip Fracture?

Follow-up

What are the indications for return to play following treatment of a hip fracture?

What are the possible complications of hip fractures?

What is the prognosis of hip fractures?

What is included in the patient education about hip fractures?