Geriatric Hip Fractures

This information is useful for adults and older adults
An elderly woman gets assistance moving around as she recovers from a hip fracture.

More than 300,000 people over 65 years old fall and break their hips each year in the United States, and it can be a painful and scary experience. “Most are aware that they will need an operation, which is frightening for people of advanced age,” says Marc J. Shapiro, MD, medical director of the emergency department at Yale New Haven Hospital’s Saint Raphael Campus.

Yale Medicine specialists in the Fragility Hip Fracture Program in the Center for Musculoskeletal Care, a collaboration between Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Health, are committed to reducing mortality and dramatically improving the prospects of elderly people with hip fractures.