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Hip Fracture Reduction

Hip fracture reduction: surgical procedure aligning broken hip bones for proper healing, followed by physical therapy for recovery.
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What is Hip Fracture Reduction?

Hip fracture reduction is a surgical procedure that aligns broken hip bones, allowing them to heal properly. Depending on the fracture's severity, it may be performed on an outpatient or inpatient basis. The process involves making an incision near the fracture, retracting muscles and tendons, reducing the fracture with surgical instruments, ensuring perfect alignment with X-rays, and fixing the bone with screws, pins, rods, or plates.

Post-surgery, patients work with a physical therapist to regain strength, flexibility, and function. Hip fractures, often caused by falls, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, or osteoporosis, require immediate medical attention. Symptoms include bruising, groin pain, hip pain, swelling, stiffness, and weakness. Our friendly, professional specialists prioritize clear communication and customer satisfaction in treating hip fractures.


The procedure may be performed on an outpatient or inpatient basis, depending on the severity of the fracture and potentially other injuries if the patient was in an accident.

First, a board-certified anesthesiologist administers general anesthesia and pain medications. Next, the following steps complete the procedure:

  • An incision is made near the fractured area
  • Muscles and tendons are retracted and the fracture is visualized
  • Surgical instruments are used to reduce the fracture
  • Multiple view X-rays are taken to ensure the bone is perfectly aligned
  • Screws, pins, a rod, or a plate and screws are used to fixate the bone
  • The incision is carefully closed and sterilely dressed

Over the course of several weeks and months, the bone heals and the patient is able to move their hip without pain or complications. After surgery, a selected physical therapist will work with you throughout your recovery to help you regain strength, flexibility, and function.

What Does Hip Fracture Reduction Treat?

A hip fracture is a serious injury that requires immediate medical attention, especially with older individuals. Common causes of hip fractures include:

  • Falls
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Sports injuries

Osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones, increases the risk of a hip fracture a great deal. Women over the age of 50 are the patient population most at risk. Hip fracture symptoms include:

  • Bruising
  • Groin pain
  • Hip pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness

Patients who are in an accident or sustain an injury and experience symptoms should make an appointment right away.

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