Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Fractured Hip Prevention

Prevention of hip fractures includes:

  • Osteoporosis treatment
  • Exercise plan developed with your doctor
  • Eat a high calcium diet.
  • Take calcium supplements
  • If your balance is poor:
    • Use a walker if balance is poor.
    • Wear padded underwear that protects the hips.
  • Reduce the risk of falling in the home:
    • Anchor rugs to the floor
    • Install handrails in bathrooms, halls, and stairways
    • Minimize clutter on the floor
    • Remove loose wires from the home
    • Use non-skid mats
    • Wear shoes with non-slip soles

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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