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Hip Fracture Doctor in Westchester County

What is a hip fracture?

A broken hip, also known as a fractured hip, is a serious injury that must be treated by a qualified physician specializing in hip conditions. While a hip fracture could affect any person at any time, most hip fractures occur later in life. This is because your bones tend to become weaker as you get older, often leading to a medical condition called osteoporosis. When this happens, even a minor impact could result in a bone fracture. Hip fractures are most commonly the result of an older adult falling down, usually as the result of balance loss or impaired vision. The caring orthopedic team at Specialty Orthopaedics has years of experience dealing with hip fractures. We offer custom treatment options to get you back on your feet and moving pain-free.

What causes a hip fracture?

The most common cause of a hip fracture is falling down, especially for those with weak bones. However, other possible causes and risk factors that may lead to a broken hip include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • High-impact sports
  • Sudden twisting movement
  • Prior hip injury
  • Prior hip surgery complication

What are the symptoms of a hip fracture?

If you experience any of the following broken hip symptoms, visit one of our skilled providers who can assess your injury:

  • Severe hip pain
  • Hip stiffness, swelling, or bruising
  • Inability to get up after falling
  • One shorter leg
  • Leg turning inward
  • Inability to bear weight on the hip
  • Difficulty standing or walking

How is a hip fracture diagnosed?

The hip specialists at Specialty Orthopaedics can help you determine what is causing your hip pain during a simple in-office visit. During this visit, you’ll be asked about your hip pain level, the location of your hip pain, and when the pain first began. Additionally, we will talk to you about past hip injuries and other relevant medical problems. Then, we’ll conduct a physical exam of your hip, looking for signs of fracture. In many cases, we’ll also need to conduct imaging tests to determine the severity of your fracture. These tests might include:

  • X-rays
  • CT scans
  • MRI scans

How is a hip fracture treated?

Your hip is a large joint that you rely on to help you walk, balance, and stand. Because your hip is so vital to your everyday functions, surgery may be needed to restore your full hip function. At Specialty Orthopaedics, we offer a number of innovative treatment options for a broken hip, such as:

If you are experiencing symptoms of a hip fracture, visit Specialty Orthopaedics. Our New York orthopedic practice is home to a team of fellowship-trained orthopedists in a variety of specialty areas. We offer comprehensive treatment for musculoskeletal disorders in a caring and responsive clinical atmosphere. Give us a call at 914.686.0111 or fill out the form on this page to schedule your appointment today.

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