Updated 09 July 2014

What if I break my spine or my hip?

While everything is done to prevent fractures, they still happen.

While everything is done to prevent fractures, they still happen. They can result in pain, deformity, postural changes, disability, physical deterioration due to inactivity and changes in self-image. Hip fractures are costly and clinically serious. There is medication available that will reduce the pain of hip fractures. Regular medical attention is a necessity.

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