Article by Uplifting Mobility.com

“Hip fractures and seniors can be very serious. When a person has a fractured hip at a young age, they’re likely to recover without much of a concern. But seniors are an entirely different scenario. Common and painful, a broken or fractured hip can be a sign of:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Nerve issues
  • Other conditions

When a senior’s mobility is lessened, this can also be a cause for concern because the senior will be at a higher risk of falling. A senior that is at a higher risk of falls will be at a higher risk of breaking a hip, and a broken hip can lead to:

  • Further mobility loss
  • Loss of confidence

Mortality rates are also impacted as a result of a hip fracture. Studies show that the majority of hip fractures occur in seniors aged 65 or older (87% to 96% of all fractures). Mortality rate in hip fractures are three-fold higher than a person in the general population.”

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