Characteristics of Falls and Risk of Hip Fracture in Elderly Men

@article{Schwartz1998CharacteristicsOF,
  title={Characteristics of Falls and Risk of Hip Fracture in Elderly Men},
  author={Ann V Schwartz and Jennifer L. Kelsey and Stephen Sidney and Jeane Ann Grisso},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={1998},
  volume={8},
  pages={240-246}
}
The steep rise in hip fracture incidence rates with age is not fully explained by an increase in the frequency of falls or by reduction in bone mineral density, suggesting that circumstances of falls may also affect the risk of hip fracture. Previous studies conducted mainly among women have identified the importance of the orientation of a fall in the etiology of hip fracture. In this case–control study among men of 45 years and older, we evaluated how the circumstances of falls affect the… CONTINUE READING

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