Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Injured Hip Incidence

Facts about hip injury:

  • Hip injuries are very common.
  • About 500,000 elderly Americans suffer hip fractures each year.
  • Most hip injuries are the result of falls.
  • Hip fractures are a major cause of accidental death in men and women over the age of 85.
  • Hip fractures are becoming more common in the US as the population ages and osteoporosis becomes more common.

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Last Updated: May 2, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Injured Hip References
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