Hip fractures are serious fall injuries that often result in long-term functional impairment, nursing home admission and increased mortality. As our population ages, the number of hip fractures is likely to increase.
How big is the problem?
What outcomes are linked to hip fractures?
Who is at risk?
How can hip fractures be prevented?
Hip fractures can be prevented by preventing falls. Older adults can stay independent and reduce their chances of falling.
To help prevent falls, older adults can:
To lower their hip fracture risk, older adults can:
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, USA 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348