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How to Survive a Hip Fracture

Hip fractures kill tens of thousands every year. Here's how to survive one

En español | Eight years after Isabelle Jackson fell and broke her hip, she retains two vivid memories of the aftermath. The first is the pain, which was excruciating. The retired schoolteacher from Hannibal, Missouri, now 91, also remembers thinking about her sister, who had fractured her hip and spent the remaining six years of her life in a wheelchair. "I was determined not to be like my sister," says Jackson, who today walks with no assistance and without a limp.
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