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Hip Injuries and Disorders

Lower Your Risk of Falling

As people age, poor balance and flexibility can cause falls and broken bones. A broken bone (called a fracture) in an older person can cause pain, hospital stays, or disability.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Preventing Falls: Conversation Starters

Use these tips to start a conversation with a loved one about preventing falls.

Review Date: April 18, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Questions and Answers about Hip Replacement

Learn about hip replacement surgery, alternative treatments, recovery and rehabilitation after the surgery.

Review Date: December 16, 2011

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse

Bursitis of the Hip

You can avoid getting bursitis by not putting too much strain on your hips. Avoid activities that are especially difficult or painful, and take breaks to rest your hips.

Review Date: July 31, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Daily Activities After Hip Replacement Surgery

Be aware of some of the changes that you need to make in carrying out your daily activities after a hip replacement surgery.

Review Date: March 22, 2013

American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

Hip Fracture

You can break your hip at any age, but the great majority of hip fractures occur in people older than 65. Learn about causes and treatments, and how to prevent a hip fracture.

Review Date: March 17, 2011

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Live it Safe: Prevent Broken Hips

Prevention of hip fractures is far better, and far less costly, than treatment after the bone is broken. Learn why broken hips occur and what you can do to prevent a broken hip.

Review Date: March 18, 2013

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Managing Pain From a Broken Hip: A Guide for Adults and Their Caregivers

If you or the person you care for is an older adult hopitalized because of a hip fracture, this research-based guide can help you understand your condition, treatment choices, and ways to reduce pain.

Review Date: June 27, 2011

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Total Joint Replacement

The goal of joint replacement is to relieve pain caused by damage done to the cartilage. Find answers to questions on joint replacement surgery.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons