1. Enseki, Keelan R. MS, PT, OCS, SCS, ATC, CSCS
  2. Read, Benjamin DPT, PT


Hip fracture in the elderly population is a serious issue affecting the quality of life for many individuals and imposing a considerable public burden. The costs in terms of health care spending and mortality are well recognized. Numerous risk factors have been linked to the occurrence of hip fractures. Factors related to bone density and risk for falls have received the greatest attention. Hip fractures can be classified as extracapsular or intracapsular. Numerous surgical options are utilized to address hip fractures. Diagnosis of hip fractures is made through the combination of patient history, physical examination, and imaging modalities. Prevention programs emphasize a multidisciplinary approach.