Treatment for hip fracture may depend on several factors:
- The age and overall health of the patient
- The type of fracture (femoral neck, intetrochanteric, greater trochanter or subtrochanteric)
- The severity of the fracture
Most hip fracture patients will need hip surgery to repair the bone. Pins, rods, screws or plates are often used to repair the hip during surgery. In severe cases, a doctor might recommend partial or total hip replacement.
Physical therapy is often prescribed as part of the recovery process to improve range of motion and overall health of the hip.