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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: December 17, 2014

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: December 17, 2014

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

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: December 17, 2014

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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