Preparing for your appointmentBy Mayo Clinic Staff
You may be referred to an orthopedic surgeon.
What to expect
Your doctor may ask:
March 11, 2015
- 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?
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