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Hip Fracture

When to call the Doctor:

Call the doctor’s office if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • fever (more than 38.5C or 102.3F)
  • fluid or blood from the incision (more than one teaspoon)
  • increasing redness, swelling or pain at the incision site

Go to the closest emergency department if:

  • you have shortness of breath or chest pain within the first few says after returning home, OR
  • the pain in your hip suddenly gets a lot worse and you cannot put weight on your leg.

Visit the Sunnybrook Orthopaedic Trauma Program