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    broke her hip

    When you break your hip, does mean your "hip bone breaks" or "just damaged or bruised by hitting something"?
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    When the 83-year-old sister broke her hip and had other medical complications...

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    Re: broke her hip

    If it's a break, it's a break! It means the hip bone is actually broken/fractured. If it's damaged or bruised, then we would say "She's hurt/injured her hip".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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