Patient Education

A fractured bone can be a serious medical problem at any age. But if you’re an older adult, the prospect of breaking a hip, an arm, or any other bone can be devastating and, in some cases, even fatal.

That’s why it makes good sense to learn as much as you can about the causes of fractures and the steps you can take to prevent them. The information you’ll find throughout this section will give you a good background on the subject.

Ask Your Doctor …

Here are some questions you will want to ask your doctor if you sustain a fracture.

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