If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above following an injury to your hip, you should see your doctor or present to the emergency department immediately.
Your doctor will ask you questions about the nature of your injury and your pain. If you lost consciousness or collapsed further questions about you medical history will be asked.
An examination of the hip and leg will be performed.
An Xray is usually performed to confirm a hip fracture.
A CT (computed tomography) scan may be required if an x-ray does not show the fracture lines clearly or there is a concern about the cause of the fracture. Occasionally an MRI may be required.