Welcome to www.ihipfracture.com.  This website is an information resource for patients and families who are looking for an in-depth analysis of the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of hip fractures.  This website was written by a team of practicing orthopedic surgeons as a means to deliver high quality information during a time of complex decision-making.  We believe that an informed patient is a happy patient.  Please take the time to read the articles published on this website if you are interested in learning more about the subject of proximal femur fractures and their operative treatment.

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If you have something that you’d like to share about hip fractures, especially information for other families and patients, please leave us a comment using this site.  If you provide us with an email address, we will contact you.  We really appreciate any tips that you have regarding rehabilitation after the fracture, nutrition, and returning to functional independence.


The team at Monterey Spine and Joint.  12 Upper Ragsdale, Suite A.  Monterey, California 93940

Sohrab Gollogly MD, Christopher Meckel MD, and Jimmy Lin MD




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broken hip? advice from a nurse

I have been a nurse for over 20 years, and for the last ten years I have worked on a floor of the hospital where patients recover from orthopedic operations.  I’ve noticed that over the years, the number of people with hip fractures has increased, and in talking to our unit manager, it seems like …

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nutrition after a hip fracture

Here’s a topic that is seldom discussed with a patient and the family after a hip fracture: nutrition.  The fact is that what we eat has an enormous effect on how well we recover from major illnesses, and hip fractures are no exception.  The elderly have pretty poor appetites to begin with, and their dietary …

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