How to Prevent a Hip Fracture

A hip fracture is considered to be a serious injury and mostly occurs in people over the age of 65. According to OrthoInfo, a hip fracture is when the thighbone breaks right below the hip joint. Serious hip fractures can limit a person’s mobility and most require surgery and rehabilitation. Weak bones, nutrition, age, gender and heredity can increase the chances of hip fractures.

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Did you know that the majority of hip fractures are a result of a fall? You can help prevent a fall by getting rid of clutter, providing an adequate amount of lighting and installing railing or grab bars throughout your home.

It is also important to exercise in order to slow down bone loss. Exercises that will help with this include jogging, swimming, weight training, dancing and hiking.