Epidemiological Study of the Effects of Gender, Age, Mobility and Time of Injury on Proximal Femoral Fractures
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A considerably higher incidence of proximal femoral fractures in women was confirmed. The mean age of women with proximal femoral fracture was significantly higher than in men (82 vs. 77 years). Men prevailed in the number of fractures up to the 9th decade, whereas from the 9th decade the number of proximal femoral fractures in women significantly grew. In individual types of fractures (neck, trochanteric fractures), no difference in percentage of women and men was found. In both the genders intracapsular and pertrochanteric fractures significantly prevailed. The lowest mean age (71 years) at the time of injury was achieved by fully mobile men. The same age was identified in men also with respect to injuries sustained at night. The highest number of proximal femoral fractures was reported in the period from October to January, the lowest in the period from June to July. The knowledge of these seasonal variations can help plan the health care in the medical facility concerned.
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