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Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 1999 Mar;28(3):190-4.

Do all hip fractures result from a fall?

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  • 1New York University School of Medicine, New York, USA.


Although most fractures of the proximal femur result from a fall and are related to direct loads to the hip, there is evidence that intrinsic factors, such as muscle contraction, can result in a hip fracture and subsequent fall. This paper reviews the current literature on the various mechanisms of femoral neck and intertrochanteric fractures.

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