Hip fracture in Northern Ireland, 1985–2010. Are age-specific fracture rates still rising?

@inproceedings{Turkington2012HipFI,
  title={Hip fracture in Northern Ireland, 1985–2010. Are age-specific fracture rates still rising?},
  author={Paul Turkington and Sinead Mcdonald and James M. Elliott and Timothy R O Beringer},
  booktitle={The Ulster medical journal},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to review and update previous projections of the number of proximal femoral fractures in the Northern Ireland population and to ascertain if the trend of increasing age-specific fracture incidence was continuing. METHODS Data from 1985 to 1997 was obtained from hospital theatre records to ascertain the number of surgical procedures for proximal femoral fracture. Data for the years 2005 and 2010 was obtained from Northern Ireland's Fracture Outcomes… CONTINUE READING

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