Hip Fractures | Diagnosis & Tests

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How will my doctor know I have a hip fracture?

Any time you fall and are unable to get up or stand, call your doctor right away. He or she may take an X-ray to check for hip fracture.

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Management of Hip Fracture: The Family Physician's Role by SS Rao, M.D., and M Cherukuri, M.D. (American Family Physician June 15, 2006, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060615/2195.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 01/11
Created: 07/06

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