Which physical findings suggest hip fractures caused by osteoporosis?

Updated: Sep 26, 2019
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Patients with hip fractures may have severe pain with ambulation. A FABER (ie, flexion in abduction and external rotation) hip joint test may reveal limited ROM with end-range pain. Patients with hip fractures may show decreased weight-bearing on the fractured side or an antalgic gait pattern.


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