Hip fracture patients at risk of second hip fracture: a nationwide population-based cohort study of 169,145 cases during 1977-2001.

@article{Ryg2009HipFP,
  title={Hip fracture patients at risk of second hip fracture: a nationwide population-based cohort study of 169,145 cases during 1977-2001.},
  author={Jesper Ryg and Lars Rejnmark and S\oren Overgaard and Kim Brixen and Peter Vestergaard},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 7},
  pages={1299-307}
}
In patients with prior hip fracture (HFx), little is known about time frame and risk factors of second HFx, as well as the ensuing mortality. The aim of the study was to elucidate the incidence of second HFx and subsequent mortality. All 169,145 patients with a first HFx in Denmark during 1977-2001 were followed for up to 25 yr and compared with the background population. Data on fractures, vital status, comorbidity, redeemed prescriptions, and socio-demographic variables were retrieved from… CONTINUE READING

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