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Hip Fracture Care

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Hip Fracture Care


Hip fracture is the most common, serious orthopaedic injury to affect adults requiring admission to hospital, particularly the elderly. With currently 600 patients treated in Exeter annually and over 68000 in the United Kingdom, these numbers are expected to increase over the coming years. A significant proportion of hip fracture patients are very frail or may have a number of serious health conditions that make their fracture treatment an even bigger challenge.


Our aim is to manage patients with hip fractures as effectively and efficiently as possible, in conjunction with family and others close to the patient, alongside hospital and community services provided by the National Health Service.


This webpage is designed to provide some information about hip fractures, expected standards of care, treatment aims and risks involved. These documents can be downloaded for saving and printing, offering information to those who don’t have direct access to a computer.


If you have any unanswered questions or need further information please contact a member of staff from the relevant ward.


Contact Details


Durbin ward:

01392403691 / 01392403692 / 01392402505

Tavy ward:


Capener ward:


Dyball ward:




Patient Information Leaflets

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NHS Choices