Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism

, Volume 19, Issue 6, pp 378–381

Changes in the morphology of hip fractures within a 10-year period

Authors

  • Ángel A. Martínez
    • Service of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Miguel Servet University Hospital, C/Calamita s/n, Zaragoza 50009, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Jorge Cuenca
    • Service of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Miguel Servet University Hospital, C/Calamita s/n, Zaragoza 50009, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Juan J. Panisello
    • Service of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Miguel Servet University Hospital, C/Calamita s/n, Zaragoza 50009, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Antonio Herrera
    • Service of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Miguel Servet University Hospital, C/Calamita s/n, Zaragoza 50009, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Antonio Tabuenca
    • Service of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, San Jorge Hospital, Huesca, Spain
  • Vicente Canales
    • Service of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Miguel Servet University Hospital, C/Calamita s/n, Zaragoza 50009, Zaragoza, Spain

DOI: 10.1007/s007740170008

Cite this article as:
Martínez, Á., Cuenca, J., Panisello, J. et al. J Bone Miner Metab (2001) 19: 378. doi:10.1007/s007740170008

Abstract.

The objective of this study was to find out whether the morphology of various types of hip fractures and the mean ages of the patients had changed in a recent 10-year period. All patients aged 65 years or more with acute hip fracture admitted to Miguel Servet University Hospital in 1989–1990 (n = 457) and in 1999–2000 (n = 518) were studied. The results showed a significant increase in the incidence of displaced cervical fractures (P < 0.001) and a decrease in the incidence of nondisplaced cervical fractures (P < 0.001) in women. The incidence of different types of trochanteric fractures did not vary. No change was observed in the mean age of patients with cervical fractures, but the mean age of women with A12 trochanteric fractures was significantly higher in 1999–2000 than in 1989–1990 (P < 0.05).

Key words hip fractureelderlymorphology

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