A hip fracture is a serious injury that can reduce your future independence and sometimes even shorten your life. Many adults who lived independently prior to their hip fracture are still in a nursing home more than a year after their injury.
If a hip fracture keeps you immobile for a long time, you may develop one or more of the following complications:
- Blood clots in your legs or lungs
- Urinary tract infection
Additionally, people who've had one hip fracture have a significantly increased risk of having another one.
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