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Hip Fracture

What Is It? The hip is the joint between the upper end of the thighbone (femur) and its socket in the pelvis. When a hip fractures (breaks), the injury is always in the femur. The upper end of the femur can fracture in any one of three places: The head of the femur The rounded surface at the very end of the bone that fits into a socket in…

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