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Broken Hip complications
Broken Hip

Complications could include:

  • A lung abscess is a bacterial infection that occurs in the lung tissue. The infection causes tissue to die, and pus collects in that space.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. General symptoms include chest pain, fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Learn more about lung development in infants and infant breathing disorders.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Cuts and scratches are areas of damage on the surface of the skin. A cut is a line of damage that can go through the skin and into the muscle tissues below.
    Source:HLCMS
  • When your skin is cut or scraped, you begin to bleed. This is because blood vessels in the area are damaged. Learn how to stop bleeding from bloody noses, scrapes or wounds.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Bleeding can refer to blood loss inside the body (internal bleeding) or blood loss outside of the body (external bleeding). It can cause bruising, pain, and symptoms of shock. Too much bleeding can lead to death.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Shock is a state of physical shutdown that your body enters shock when there's not enough blood circulating blood. Call 911 if you experience confusion, clammy skin, chest pain, and nausea.
    Source:HLCMS
  • If left untreated, compartment syndrome can cause lasting damage. Learn more about what causes it and how to treat it.
    Source:HLCMS
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