Hips Don’t Lie

Author: Osita Chidozie Ogbonna / Editor: Thomas MacMahon / Reviewer: Ciaran Mackle / Codes:  / Published: 31/07/2023

A 64-year-old healthy woman was arranging boxes at home when she slipped and landed on her back. She has a history of bilateral hip arthroplasties and a previously repaired T1 fracture.

There were no visible external injuries and no loss of consciousness or vomiting following this fall. She has been mobilising since the incident with little or no pain.

On examination, there was mild generalised thoracic spine discomfort and tenderness over her left medial thigh but no neurological findings. A pre and post void bladder scan was within normal limits. EWS was 0. Blood tests were normal.

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