Epidemiology of adult fractures: A review.

@article{CourtBrown2006EpidemiologyOA,
  title={Epidemiology of adult fractures: A review.},
  author={Charles M. Court-Brown and Ben Caesar},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2006},
  volume={37 8},
  pages={691-7}
}
The epidemiology of adult fractures is changing quickly. An analysis of 5953 fractures reviewed in a single orthopaedic trauma unit in 2000 showed that there are eight different fracture distribution curves into which all fractures can be placed. Only two fracture curves involve predominantly young patients; the other six show an increased incidence of fractures in older patients. It is popularly assumed that osteoporotic fractures are mainly seen in the thoracolumbar spine, proximal femur… CONTINUE READING
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