So, Thanksgiving morning I fell on ice for the first time in many years, and as I almost always have in the past, I landed on my hands and knees. My scrapes and bruises have long since healed but thinking about this today makes me wonder about how people fall when they break a hip.
I can only think of one occasion when falling didn’t mean landing on my hands and knees, and that time I broke my tailbone, but even that didn’t bother my hips. So as we age do we end up falling differently when we unexpectedly lose our footing? Directly onto our hips? Or does falling onto your hands and knees (or just knees) or your butt lead to damaging your hips too when we’re older and have weaker bones?