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Health Tip: Signs That You Have a Broken Hip

(HealthDay News) -- A hip fracture, more common among the elderly and women, can cause extreme pain and severely limit your ability to get around.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says symptoms of a hip fracture also may include:

  • Swelling or bruising on or near the hip.

  • Being unable to bear weight on the hip.

  • Having a hard time walking.

  • Having pain in one leg, which appears shorter than the other leg or appears to point outward.

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Last Review Date: 7/24/2013
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