Hip Fracture

If you are admitted to our hospital because you have broken your hip;  (also know as a fractured neck of femur) this website will explain:

  • what a hip fracture is
  • the different types of surgery
  • what will happen to you during your stay in hospital

We aim for you to have your surgery within 36 hours of being admitted to hospital, if you are fit enough for the anaesthetic and operation.  You should only wait longer than this if you need to have treatment for acute illness or need further X-rays or scans.

Once admitted to the ward you will be under the joint care of a named consultant surgeon and consultant physician.  You will be cared for by a whole team of healthcare professionals.

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