Hip Fracture Specialist in New Jersey
A fracture of the hip is a serious injury and on the most common as you age. Older people are more susceptible to a hip fracture because bones tend to get weaker with age, as well as poor vision and balance problems. Surgery and physical therapy treatment are almost always required following a hip fracture to regain full mobility and decrease the pain.
The most common cause of a hip fracture is a severe impact to the hip area, which causes the hip to break. In older people, the fractures are often caused by falling from an elevated height. But if you have weak bones, you can fracture your hip by simply twisting your leg the wrong way.
The most common symptom of a hip fracture is if you are unable to move your hip much after a big fall. You will also likely notice severe pain to your hip, emanating into your groin. Other symptoms of a hip fracture will include inability to put weight on your leg, stiffness, bruising and swelling in the hip area, as well as your injured leg turning outward.
Females account for 70 percent of hip fractures, making gender a legitimate factor. Other common risk factors include some medical conditions, such as endocrine disorders and certain medications, such as cortisone. If you also lack enough calcium or vitamin D in your diet you are at higher risk to fracture your hip. Additionally, physically inactivity and tobacco and alcohol use all increase your risk.
Nearly half of the people who experience a hip fracture are not able to live independently afterwards. In these cases, if a hip fracture keeps you immobile for a long time, there are a lot of associated complications. Possible complications include blood clots, bedsores, urinary tract infections, pneumonia and loss of muscle mass.
The treatment for hip fractures is usually a combination of surgery followed by rehabilitation and medication. If you are looking for the best physicians for total hip replacement or any other type of hip surgery, look no further than New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute. Our experienced doctors have multiple locations throughout Northern New Jersey and can offer all sports medicine and orthopedic related services. Contact us today to request an appointment and start your road to recovery!
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Meet The Team
Vincent K. McInerney, M.D.
Founding member, Vincent K. McInerney, M.D., graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 1977 with honors as one of the top medical students in his class.
Anthony Festa, M.D.
Dr. Anthony Festa is an orthopaedic surgeon in his seventh year of practice at the New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute.
Anthony J. Scillia, M.D.
Anthony J. Scillia M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty certification in sports medicine.
Robert M. Palacios, M.D.
SPORTS MEDICINE PHYSICIAN
Dr. Robert Palacios is board-certified and fellowship trained, and has been specializing in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine for over two decades.
Craig Wright, M.D.
ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA SURGEON
Craig Wright, MD joins New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute by way of Totowa, NJ where he was born and raised.
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