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My mom fell and broke her hip - she just turned 91 what will be done

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My mom fell and broke her hip - she just turned 91   what will be done
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  MasterDoc replied 7 years ago.
Was she walking before this injury?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
yes but she is very thin and has ostreoposis. She lives on her own with my father who is 92 and in very good shape
Expert:  MasterDoc replied 7 years ago.
Do you have precise details regarding which bone is broken and in what fashion? Or should I answer in general?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
in general given her age
Expert:  MasterDoc replied 7 years ago.
The age does not really make a difference. With a hip fracture, the treatment is almost always an operation . That consists of surgically opening the hip and "pinning" it to hold the two fragments of bone together. NOT operating is known to more dangerous to the health than operating, even at that age.
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