MUSCULOSKELETAL SURGERY

, Volume 96, Issue 1, pp 41–46

Epidemiology of hip fractures in northwestern Italy: a multicentric regional study on incidence of hip fractures and their outcome at 3-year follow-up

  • Federico Dettoni
  • Alberto Peveraro
  • Angelo Dettoni
  • Roberto Rossi
  • Filippo Castoldi
  • Ali Zareh
  • Fabrizio Amberti
  • Alessio Giai Via
  • Davide Bonasia
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12306-011-0159-y

Cite this article as:
Dettoni, F., Peveraro, A., Dettoni, A. et al. Musculoskelet Surg (2012) 96: 41. doi:10.1007/s12306-011-0159-y
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Abstract

Piedmont is a region in northwestern Italy counting 4.2 million inhabitants. The purpose of our study was to update data on incidence and outcomes of hip fractures (HF) in our region to present days. The data of all patients affected by HF in 2003 in Piedmont (total: 5,386 patients) were analyzed, determining the incidence of HF, mean age, sex, fracture pattern and treatment adopted. Additionally, 564 patients underwent a questionnaire on comorbidities, complications, functional outcome and survivorship. Overall incidence of HF was 126.13/100,000 inhabitants-year. Mean hospitalization was 13.67 days. Mean time to surgery was 2.67 days. Survivorship was 94% at 3-month, 71.32% at 1-year and 60.21% at 3-year follow-up. These up-to-date data on HF in our region are in accordance with the international literature and could prove useful for Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeons for giving information to patients and their relatives.

Keywords

Hip fracture Epidemiology Mortality 

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© Springer-Verlag 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Federico Dettoni
    • 1
  • Alberto Peveraro
    • 2
  • Angelo Dettoni
    • 3
  • Roberto Rossi
    • 4
  • Filippo Castoldi
    • 4
  • Ali Zareh
    • 2
  • Fabrizio Amberti
    • 3
  • Alessio Giai Via
    • 1
  • Davide Bonasia
    • 1
  1. 1.SCDU Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Ospedale Mauriziano Umberto ITurinItaly
  2. 2.SC Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Ospedale Cardinal MassaiaAstiItaly
  3. 3.SC Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Ospedale S. LazzaroAlbaItaly
  4. 4.SCDU Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Ospedale Mauriziano Umberto IUniversità degli Studi di TorinoTurinItaly

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