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Evaluation of Risk Factors of Hip Fractures: A Retrospective Study

Dr Irfan Ul Ashraf, Dr Mudasir Rashid

Abstract: Back ground: Hip fractures are breaks in the neck and Perirtrochanteric region. These are serious injuries that most often occur in elderly persons and create a major social, psychological, economical and public health problem in this old age. Most hip fractures require surgery, hospitalization, and extended rehabilitation. This puts lot of economical and social burden on the public and government sectors. Objectives: To assess the risk factors of hip fractures among the patients of all age groups presenting for cognitive assistance. Methods: This study was conducted among the patients admitted in Orthopaedic Department Government Medical College Jammu. All the patients regardless of age, sex and educational level admitted with hip fractures during the period of June 2016 to May 2018 were included in the study. Results: There were 522 patients admitted with hip injuries. Among these 522 patients that were admitted with hip fractures, there were 293(56.86%) female and 229(43.14%) male, the mean age of the patients was 50.64 years. The lower limit of age was 3 years and upper limit was 100 years. The majority of the patients 41.37% were in between the age group of 60 to 79 years. Conclusion: The hip fractures increases as the age advances. This temporal rise can be reduced with nutritional supplements for the prevention of osteoporosis. The prevention of osteoporoses will reduce the hip fractures that will ultimately alleviate the disability and burden of the disease.

Keywords: Hip fracture, elderly persons, health problem

Country: India, Subject Area: Medical Science

Pages: 877 - 879

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019

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Dr Irfan Ul Ashraf, Dr Mudasir Rashid, "Evaluation of Risk Factors of Hip Fractures: A Retrospective Study", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR),, Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019, 877 - 879

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