What are physical findings of hip fractures in patients with osteoporosis?

Updated: Jan 20, 2021
  • Author: Rachel Elizabeth Whitaker Elam, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Patients with hip fractures may demonstrate the following:

  • Limited ROM with end-range pain on a FABER (flexion, abduction, and external rotation) hip joint test
  • Decreased weight-bearing on the fractured side or an antalgic gait pattern

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