Broken hips happen a lot in elderly people. It is not a very common occurrence in younger people. A hip fracture would take between 3 and 6 months to heal because as you get older, you don't heal quite as fast as when you are young. There are factors to consider in the healing of the hips. One factor to consider is that some times the hip may need to be replaced. In many cases, a fracture would have to have medical and surgical attention in order for it to be healed. Younger people can experience hip fractures or broken hips but it is not a common occurrence.