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My husband had a very bad fall a few years from a height of

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My husband had a very bad fall a few years from a height of about 10 feet
He broke his wrist and got 53 stitches running from his forehead up into his head. He seemed to have landes on his knees and put his hands forward to break his fall. He had trouble with his knees for a long time because of tissue damage. Months after that he started to complain of pains in his hips and now Xrays are showing arthritis in them. Never had a complaints with them before the fall and nobody in family ever had it. So i am just wondering could the fall have had anything to do with
Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I will be helping you out with your queries.
Sorry to hear about your husband.
What is his age?
Does he have any other medical problem?
Please let me know.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

55 . No medical problems.

Thank you for the additional information.
The answer to your question is YES the trauma that he had has most likely caused arthritis in the hips.
This kind of arthritis is called as osteoarthritis and it commonly happens years after a trauma.
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