A hip fracture typically occurs in patients over 60 years old due to either significant trauma or osteoporosis. Surgical treatment of the fracture is shown to have highly favourable outcomes when compared to non-surgical treatment. Surgery maximises the potential to return to normal activities as soon as possible.
Treatment of lower limb fractures seeks to correct the fracture to its usual position and stabilise it, with the aim to return to weight bearing and normal motion as soon as feasible. Dr Brown specialises in treating tibial, femoral and ankle fractures.