Hip fracture. Risk factors, preoperative assessment, and postoperative management.

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Abstract

Hip fracture commonly results from falls in elderly patients, many of whom have osteoporosis. Hospitalization is typically required for surgical management, and the postoperative course is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The authors discuss the primary care physician's role in diagnosing hip fracture, assessing the patient's clinical status, and managing patients after surgery. A key role is the coordination of a multidisciplinary team to ensure optimum outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalPostgraduate medicine.
Volume119
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Hip Fractures
Physician's Role
Primary Care Physicians
Osteoporosis
Hospitalization
Morbidity
Mortality

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Hip fracture. Risk factors, preoperative assessment, and postoperative management. / Dharmarajan, Thiruvinvamalai S.; Banik, Prabir.

In: Postgraduate medicine., Vol. 119, No. 1, 06.2006, p. 31-38.

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