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A hip fracture is a break in the thigh bone (femur) of your hip joint. The majority happen to people older than 60 years of age, and women get more hip fractures than men.
According to the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, more than 200,000 hip replacements are performed each year. Of these, osteoarthritis accounts for the majority of patients needing a hip replacement operation. The physicians...
Artificial hip joints have become quite common in recent years. Over time, however, some hip implants may loosen or otherwise need to be repaired. This video takes a look at hip revision surgery.
The crutches or walker you use must be the right size so that you can move about safely. This video shows you how to correctly fit either crutches or a walker.
Follow the steps in this video when you need to get out of bed after a hip replacement.
Follow the steps in this video when you need to get out of bed if you have back pain.
This video shows you how to use a walker when you need to keep all weight off one leg, and how to use it when your doctor says it’s OK to put your foot down between steps.
Walking with crutches takes some practice, but it’s not difficult. This video shows you how to use different gaits with your crutches, depending on whether you can put weight on the injured leg or foot.