oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - Recommendations for the acute and long-term medical management of low-trauma hip fractures : review article
|Article Title||Recommendations for the acute and long-term medical management of low-trauma hip fractures : review article|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2 University of KwaZulu-Natal, 3 National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa Council, 4 National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa Council, 5 South African Geriatrics Society, 6 South African Geriatrics Society, 7 South African Geriatrics Society and 8 University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||21 - 32|
|Keyword(s)||Hip fractures, Management, Morbidity, Mortality and Osteoporosis|
Hip fractures are the most serious complication of osteoporosis and are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Generally, patients who sustain osteoporotic hip fractures are older adults who have a number of comorbid diseases which predispose them to perioperative complications, disability and death. Furthermore, patients who survive a hip fracture are at higher risk of a subsequent fracture. The morbidity and mortality of hip fractures can be substantially reduced by a structured multidisciplinary approach to pre- and postoperative management. This review will focus on the epidemiology of hip fractures, predictors of mortality and the acute and long-term management of hip fractures.
Article metrics loading...