FACTS ABOUT HIP FRACTURES:
- The combined lifetime risk for hip, forearm and vertebral fractures is around 40% which is same as the risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Most Hip Fracture requires surgical treatment.
- 30% of surgically treated hip fractures need revision surgery.
- 25% of patients after hip fracture surgery may need lifelong nursing care.
- There is a 5-10% chance that the other hip may also fracture within 3 years of the first hip fracture.
- Overall risk of fracture is higher by about 75% in women than in men, but men are at a higher risk of death after such fractures.
- The mortality (risk of death) is around 30% after one year of hip fracture and 10% within a month.
- The cause of mortality and morbidity following a hip fracture is often is often due to pneumonia, infection in chest, urine, bed sores and clots in leg which can sometimes go to lungs.
Prevention Of Hip fracture:
- Regular bone health checkup by an Orthopedic Doctor.
- Good Diet rich in calcium and vitamin D3.
- Treatment of Osteoporosis.
- Fall prevention strategies at home.