Hip femur fracture. The extent of the break depends on the forces that are involved. It can happen for lots of reasons and in many ways. The type of surgery used to treat a hip fracture is primarily based on the bones and soft tissues affected or on the level of the fracture. Over 65, 000 hip fractures each year are recorded in the UK alone, and they are becoming increasingly frequent due to an aging population; with associated lengthy hospital stays and an estimated cost of over £ 7500 per fracture. The femur, also known as the thigh bone, is one of the largest and strongest bones in the body extending from the hip joint all the way down to the knee joint. A hip fracture is a break in the top quarter of the thighbone, which is also called the femur. A fractured neck of femur ( NOF) is a common orthopaedic presentation. A hip fracture is a break in the upper quarter of the femur ( thigh) bone.
A broken hip is usually a fracture in the upper portion of your femur, or thigh bone. What is a hairline hip fracture? A joint is a point where two or more bones come together, and the hip is a ball- and- socket joint.