Hip Fracture Physiotherapy
Hip fracture is a serious condition in the elderly that can mean the end of their independence. Many patients end up in residential care and develop serious life threatening complications due to inactivity. These complications include pneumonia, bed sores, blood clots, urinary tract infections, confusion and contractures.
Some common causes of hip fracture are:
- Poor Balance
- Osteoporosis ( disease in which bones become weak and easily fracture)
- Life style ( smoking, drinking, inactivity)
- Other illnesses