Seasonal variation of fractures of the hip in elderly persons.

  title={Seasonal variation of fractures of the hip in elderly persons.},
  author={K. Y. Chiu and T P Ng and Shew Ping Chow},
  volume={27 5},
A prospective study was made of 1500 elderly patients who suffered from acute hip fractures from 1986 to 1990. There were 36 per cent more fractures in the 6 colder months from November to April than in the rest of the year (P < 0.001). A strong correlation between the monthly adjusted fracture rate and the average lowest ambient temperature was also observed (P < 0.001). The fractures occurred in the older and less active patients during the 6 colder months. More importantly, they needed to… CONTINUE READING

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