What are the signs and symptoms of hip fracture in a patient 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 who have sustained a hip fracture may experience the following:

  • Pain in the groin, posterior buttock, anterior thigh, medial thigh, and/or medial knee during weight-bearing or attempted weight-bearing of the involved extremity

  • Diminished hip range of motion (ROM), particularly internal rotation and flexion

  • External rotation of the involved hip while in the resting position

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