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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is femoral neck fracture?

Fracture of the hip bone. This kind of fracture often occurs in older patients with osteoporosis (bone weakening) who sustain a fall on the buttocks.

Symptoms of femoral neck fracture

  • Joint pain

  • Hip pain

  • Difficulty moving the joint(s)

  • Difficulty in walking

  • Hip joint hurts when sleeping

  • Hip joint hurts when walking

  • History of osteoporosis / weak bones

  • Fell down recently

Questions your doctor may ask to check for femoral neck fracture

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose femoral neck fracture

  • Do you have any joint pain?

  • Do you have pain in your hip joints?

  • Are your joints stiff and difficult to move?

  • Do you have any difficulty walking?

  • Does your hip joint hurt when you sleep?

Treatment for femoral neck fracture

Surgery is needed to fix the hip joint. In younger patients this can be done with screws or plates. In older patients, replacing the hip joint with an implant may be needed. Treatment continues with physical therapy to improve muscle strength.

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