Are there different types of a hip fracture?
Hip fractures may be described as intracapsular when the fracture occurs up in the head or neck of the thigh bone (femur), inside the joint capsule; or extracapsular, when the fracture occurs lower down, on the upper part of the shaft of the femur.
Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 17 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
Rating: 4.7/5 Votes: 725