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After a Hip Fracture, Reducing the Risk of a Recurrence

June 20, 2019

From The New York Times website

Just as lightning can strike the same target more than once in a given storm, hip fractures can and do happen again to the same person. Yet, more often than not, people who fracture a hip do not get follow-up treatment that could prevent another fracture.

Studies have shown that after a hip fracture is repaired, patients often fall through the cracks, leaving them at risk of a recurrence. The surgeon’s job ends with fixing or, more likely, replacing the broken hip. It’s then up to the patient’s personal physician to recommend and prescribe measures to help prevent a second fracture.

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