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Hip Fractures

THE CONSEQUENCES OF HIP FRACTURES REPRESENT ONE OF THE MAJOR CAUSES OF MORTALITY AMONG SENIORS AND A GREAT LOSS OF QUALITY OF LIVE

KEY FIGURES

Each year worldwide, a massive number of elderies fall down and break their hips. The consequences are dreadful for their health and generate tremendous medical expenses.

  • 5 million hip fractures in the world each year.
  • 350 000 hip fractures in the US each year
  • 9 out of 10 hip fractures occur after a fall down.
  • 23% of the victims (>55 years) die within a year after a hip fracture.
  • 50% of the victims lose their autonomy
  • Billion dollars in medical fees wasted in United States.
 

“90% OF HIP FRACTURES OCCUR AFTER A FALL “

Definition

WHAT? 

Break of the thigh bone (generally at the femoral neck).

HOW ?

After a fall

TREATMENT ? 

Most of the time, patients need surgery and a prothesis to replace the broken bone.

RECOVERY ? 

From 3 months up to 1 year and more. The patient should walk rapidly for a better recovery. 

WHO ? 

75% are women because of osteoroposis that make their bones weak.

 

 

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