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Tag: hip fracture

Hip Stress Fracture

Brief Outline of Hip Stress Fracture Repetitive stress or unnatural stress placed on the surface of a bone, often from muscle fatigue, can lead to stress fractures.Running, jumping, and other high impact activities can lead to small cracks or fractures, along a bone. Stress fractures can occur in any bone subjected to repetitive stress or […]

Hip Avulsion Fracture

Brief Outline of Hip Avulsion Fracture An avulsion fracture occurs when a tendon or ligament pulls away from the bone at its attachment, pulling a piece of the bone away with it. This usually results from a forceful twisting muscular contraction, or powerful hyperextension or hyperflexion. This injury is more prevalent in children than in […]

Hip Pointer

Brief Outline of Hip Pointer The hip pointer usually refers to a deep bruise of the iliac crest and the muscles that cover it, and is often caused by a direct blow. Hip pointers are most commonly associated with football but may be seen in any contact sports. Anatomy and physiology A hip pointer is […]


March 15, 2010

Osteoporosis is a very common disorder affecting the skeleton. In a patient with osteoporosis, the bones begin losing their minerals and support beams, leaving the skeleton brittle and prone to fractures. About 80 percent of people with osteoporosis are women. This is in part because their bone mass is generally less than men, and women […]