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: Thursday, December 03, 2015

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: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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

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: Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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: Friday, December 12, 2014

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: Friday, July 11, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Hip Fracture Prevention

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: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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: Monday, 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: Thursday, February 21, 2013

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Note: Documents in PDF format require the Adobe Acrobat Reader®. If you experience problems with PDF documents, please download the latest version of the Reader®.