Hip Fractures, Breaks & Sprains

The Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey provides comprehensive treatment plans by the most highly skilled Orthopaedic Hip Specialists.

What is a Hip Fracture/Break/Sprain?

Hip injuries are common. Hip fractures, breaks, and sprains are injuries that require immediate medical attention. Delaying a diagnosis can make an injury worse. Common causes of a hip fracture, break, and sprain are:

  • Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs)
  • Sports accidents
  • Falls

Pain, stiffness, decreased range of motion, and inability to stand or walk are symptoms. Severe pain is usually associated with a hip fracture or break. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that increases the risk of a hip fracture or break. Osteoporosis is the weakening of bone. Age, body type, body mass, gender, genetics, and hormone levels play a role in the development of osteoporosis. Postmenopausal women are most at risk.

Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey specialists diagnose hip fractures, breaks, sprains, and osteoporosis. A medical history review analyzes osteoporosis risk factors. A physical examination determines what movements cause symptoms. X-rays show exactly where the hip is fractured or broken.

How is a Hip Fracture/Break/Sprain Treated?

Nonsurgical treatment options treat sprains and minor fractures and breaks. Treatment options include:

  • Activity modification. Slowing down or stopping symptom causing activities.
  • Immobilization. Crutches, a cane, a walker.
  • Medications. Anti-inflammatory and pain medications.
  • Physical therapy. Strengthening and stretching exercises.
  • Rest, ice, and elevation. Inflammation and pain and take the weight off the hip.

Surgery may be required for some hip fractures and breaks. During an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) procedure, an OICJ specialist realigns the bone uses metal screws and a plate or rod to fixate it. Physical therapy is an important part of recovery. Bone healing takes place over the course of many weeks and a strong, healthy bone forms. Patients return to a normal, pain-free life. To schedule your appointment with an OICJ specialist, call 732-201-6990 or visit our contact page.

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Dr. Tozzi is a caring, compassionate, and skilled surgeon who gave me my life back after performing a total hip replacement. I recommend Dr. Tozzi to everyone I share my story with. 

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Dr. Roehrig replaced my left hip and I am scheduled for the right. He was very compassionate in the way he understood and treated my condition. I will never go to another doctor.

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A huge thank you to Dr. Glasser for diagnosing and treating an old injury. With her expertise, I was finally able to exercise and surf again without any pain. Highly recommended!

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