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Introduction to First Aid

By

Amy H. Kaji

, MD, PhD, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine

Last full review/revision Jun 2020| Content last modified Jun 2020
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HIp Fractures
The hip joint consists of several areas: the pelvis, then the round upper end (head) of the thighbone (femur), then the area below the head of the femur (also called the neck of the femur), and then two large bumps beneath the neck of the femur (also called trochanters). Most hip fractures occur in which of the following areas of the hip? 
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