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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: March 11, 2013

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: April 18, 2012

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

Live it Safe: Prevent Broken Hips

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: March 18, 2013

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons