What is a Hip Fracture?
The hip is one of the body’s largest joints. It is a “ball-and-socket” joint. The socket is formed by the acetabulum, which is part of the large pelvis bone. The ball is the femoral head, which is the upper end of the femur (thighbone). Hip injuries are common. Hip fractures require immediate medical attention. Delaying a diagnosis can make an injury worse.
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