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Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

DOI

10.3906/sag-1012-1401

Abstract

To retrospectively review the epidemiologic characteristics of patients who underwent surgery for hip fracture. Materials and methods: Patients who underwent surgery for hip fracture in our clinic between 2006 and 2010 were evaluated in terms of their age, sex, localization of fracture, and surgical procedure. Results: The mean age of 419 patients who underwent surgery for hip fracture was 74.18 ± 11.26 (50-106). Of the patients, 55.13% were operated on for intertrochanteric femur fractures, 33.41% for collum femoris fractures, and 11.46% for subtrochanteric femur fractures. The most frequent age range of patients who underwent surgery for hip fracture was found as 75-84. Collum femoris fractures were more frequent under the age of 65, whereas intertrochanteric fractures were more frequent over the age of 65 (P = 0.003). No difference was found for sex (P = 0.498). Bipolar hemiarthroplasty was applied to 70.88% of the patients. Conclusion: The numbers of hip fractures are known to increase with the increasing average lifetime. Keeping regular data related to hip fractures will help with better identification of patients under risk and help to take precautions to prevent fracture.

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