Hip Fracture

We live in a fractured world. I've always seen it as my role as an artist to attempt to make wholeness - Anish Kapoor

Hip Fracture

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Essential Guide to Surviving Hip Fracture

Hip fractures rank worldwide in the top 10 impairments in terms of loss of mobility and long-term impairments. Part of the reason? Hip fractures are not easy to bounce back from. The plain and simple truth is that hip fractures can often lead to long-term complications, which can end up forcing you into assisted or nursing home living for an extended stay.

A 2009 study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that roughly 20-30 percent of the 250,000 Americans over the age of 65 who fracture a hip each year will die within 12 months, and "many more will experience significant functional loss."

To give you an idea of the kind of "functional…

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