Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

You may be referred to an orthopedic surgeon.

What to expect

Your doctor may ask:

  • Have you recently fallen or had another injury to your hip?
  • How severe is your pain?
  • Can you put weight on your leg on the side of your injured hip?
  • Have you had a bone density test?
  • Have you been diagnosed with any other medical conditions? What medications are you currently taking, including vitamins and supplements?
  • Do you use alcohol or tobacco?
  • Have you ever had surgery? Were there any problems?
  • Do any of your close relatives — such as a parent or sibling — have a history of bone fractures or osteoporosis?
  • Are you currently living independently?
March 11, 2015