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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...
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.
A hip fracture occurs when the hip bone cracks or breaks. Hear about how a hip fracture is treated and what steps you can take to prevent it.
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.
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.
This video shows you how to use your crutches to go up and down stairs, how to move through a doorway, and how to get in and out of a motor vehicle.
Follow the steps in this video when you need to get out of bed if you have back pain.