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Centre for Orthopaedics
Suite 10-33/34/35 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road
Singapore, 329563, Singapore
Ph: (65) 6684 5828
Fax: (65) 6684 5829

Child Orthopedics
Pain Management
Spine - Cervical
Spine - General
Spine - Lumbar
Spine - Thoracic

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My father broke his hip and barely complained of pain but I know that it can be very painful. Was he just being stoic for our benefit?

A broken hip is generally quite painful; however, not everyone feels pain in the same way. Some people do "tough it out," while others truly can stand a higher level of pain than others.

This being said, older people who have painful conditions, such as a broken hip, should be monitored closely for signs of pain. While they may not be saying that they have it, they may be showing it through their facial features, posture, or body movement. When someone is in a lot of pain, they may not be eating as well or moving as well, and this can cause other physical problems.


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