The incidence of fragility fractures is on the rise
Hip fractures in particular is a growing a concern especially among the elderly population
It typically occurs after a trivial injury resulting from a low energy fall.
It may also be associated with fractures in the wrist for example while attempting to break the fall with the hand.
The underlying concern of osteoporosis and brittle bones makes them more susceptible to fractures.
There may also be compounding medical issues of concern that may contribute to the fall for example, poor coordination and balance.
Patients with Hip Fractures may require early surgical intervention to restore mobility and to prevent other associated complications after a holistic assessment .
Awareness on Fall prevention and screening for osteoporosis is certainly to way forward in addressing hip fracture in the Elderly.