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Causes of Hip fracture

Causes of Hip fracture

A hip fracture is caused by falling, blunt-force trauma, and weak bones. Most hip fractures occur in people over 65.

List of causes of Hip fracture

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Hip fracture) that could possibly cause Hip fracture includes:

Hip fracture Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Hip fracture:

Hip fracture: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Hip fracture, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Hip fracture:

Hip fracture: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Hip fracture: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Hip fracture:

Causes of Broader Categories of Hip fracture: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Hip fracture as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Hip fracture as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Hip fracture. Our database lists the following as having Hip fracture as a complication of that condition:

Hip fracture as a symptom:

Conditions listing Hip fracture as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Hip fracture. Our database lists the following as having Hip fracture as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Hip fracture?

Causes: Hip fracture: Often from a fall in an older persons with osteoporosis

Medical news summaries relating to Hip fracture:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Hip fracture:

Cause statistics for Hip fracture:

The following are statistics from various sources about the causes of Hip fracture:

  • Osteoporosis causes over 300,000 hip fractures each year in the USA (National Osteoporosis Foundation, 2004)
  • 12,042 new cases of post-operative hip fracture occurred in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
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Related information on causes of Hip fracture:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Hip fracture may be found in:


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