Fall-induced hip fracture is a major worldwide health problem among the elderly population. Nowadays, hip replacement surgery represents a big part of the orthopedic surgeons’ workload and has associated remarkable clinical and social cost implications. Hip fractures have several complications including medical and surgical treatment. A significant number of biomechanical models have been introduced to study hip fracture risk. The purpose of proposing the biomechanical models for predicting the hip fracture risk is to introduce prevention and protection activities that may reduce the number of hip fractures. For accurate prediction of hip fracture risk, the fracture procedure and the parameters that affect the risk of hip fracture should be well studied. The objective of this study is to investigate in-depth the hip fracture anatomy, causes, and consequences.
Part of the book: Total Hip Replacement