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Hip Fracture Risk Assessment and Reduction

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Hull, Jonathan, MSPA, PA-C1

JBJS Journal of Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants: April-June 2018 - Volume 6 - Issue 2 - p e15
doi: 10.2106/JBJS.JOPA.17.00041
Review Article

The prevalence of hip fractures continues to rise exponentially, and is directly related to the aging population. Patients with hip fracture continue to have increased 30-day and 1-year mortality rates. The postinjury morbidity and mortality rates are well-documented. With this morbidity and mortality, health-care expenditures continue to increase and negatively impact society. The health-care industry must continue to innovate and perform research to reduce morbidity and mortality rates in patients with hip fracture. A detailed literature review was conducted to research methods to help reduce morbidity and mortality related to hip fracture.

1Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists, Virginia Beach, Virginia

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