Preventing and Treating Hip Fractures

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Hip fractures occur when the top of the femur cracks or breaks. They are potentially catastrophic injuries, particularly in older adults, that are associated with death, disability and loss of independence. About 19 000 people over 50 are hospitalised for hip fractures every year in Australia.

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Hip fractures are potentially catastrophic injuries, particularly in older adults, that are associated with death, disability and loss of independence. There are approximately 19 000 people over the age of 50 admitted to hospital for hip fractures every year in Australia. That’s 52 people every day. This number is only expected to increase as the Australian population ages. However, despite the severity of these injuries, some patients do not receive best-practice care.


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10 Mar 2021
Excellent, informative reading. A good learning tool.
Rebecca Hough
25 Mar 2021
simple and straightforwad, great resource links
Alby Varghese
11 Apr 2021
Refreshing topic during this April falls month
Bernadette Cescato
30 Mar 2021
Fantastic article, easy to read and most informative
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Learning more about ways to care for someone with a hip fracture
Dianna Chan
10 Mar 2021
Good, up to date information. Presented well, well referenced.
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05 Mar 2021
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07 Mar 2021
The resources are easily accessible with great information and reference
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10 Mar 2021
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