A hip fracture is a break in the upper thigh bone (femur) that forms the hip joint. A pelvic fracture can happen anywhere in the pelvic bone.
Fractures of the hips and pelvis are not often seen in children unless a severe injury (such as a car crash) has occurred.
Current as ofSeptember 20, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine H. Michael O'Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC - Emergency Medicine
Medical Review:William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC - Emergency Medicine