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Hip Fracture Dangers and Mortality Rates

A hip fracture, more common in older people, can reduce a person's ability to live independently and possibly shorten their life as well. If you are older and have a hip fracture, reduced mobility can lead to bed sores, blood clots in the legs or lungs, and the loss of muscle mass (which increases the risk of falls and re-injury).

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Source: Verywell Health