Risk of Death from Hip Fractures Markedly Increased for Elders
Posted Mar 16 2010 5:35am
From Health Day - Belgian researchers have found that older men and women who break a hip are five to eight times more likely to die in the first three months after the fracture.
The main problem is not the repair of the fracture but the toll it takes on older people who already have a weakened bone structure, other health problems and now face the mental shock of the hip fracture.
That is why balance classes and slip and fall prevention programs must be initiated and embraced.