McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Hips Don't Lie

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Hip fractures are one of the most common fractures that occur in individuals as they age. This video discusses the anatomy of the hip joint, its importance for mobility, various risk factors and how high risk individuals can be proactive in reducing their risk.

— Video by Erika Opingari, Brenton Wong, Coomal Rashid, Healey Schulman and Kavena Sivakumar

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