2018, Vol. 2 Issue 3, Part B
An epidemiological study of risk of hip fracture subsequent to the earlier Colles fracture in elderly patients
Author(s): Dr. Madhukar KT, Dr. Venkatesh V and Dr. Sushanth Srivastava
Abstract: Introduction: Colles’ fracture is the most common fracture encountered in the clinical practice and also hip Fracture which is also an old age fracture. Patients usually have moderate trauma like slip and fall on floor. Here in the study we are trying to correlate between colles’ & hip fractures (inter-trochanteric, per trochanteric & neck of femur fractures).Can colles’ be called as Predecessor or predictor of developing hip fracture in the future. Methods: There are 400 patients who were analyzed retrospectively from June 2015 to June 2018.They were selected depending on the hip fractures and previous history of wrist fractures. Results: out of 400 patients 292(73%) were females, 108(27%) were males. These patients had significant history of previous colles’ Fracture following which they had developed hip fractures during the average period of 4 years following colles’ fractures. Most of the patients had moderate trauma like slip and fall on floor. Ipsilateral cases were 192(65%) out 292 females, 67(62%) out of 108 males.126 (43%) of 292 females & 28(26%) of 108 males had co-morbidities (Diabetes, seizures, parkinsonism etc.) Conclusion: our study showed that patients of old age presenting with wrist fractures has to be evaluated for any predisposing factors for & has to be treated and prevented from developing future hip fractures.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Madhukar KT, Dr. Venkatesh V, Dr. Sushanth Srivastava. An epidemiological study of risk of hip fracture subsequent to the earlier Colles fracture in elderly patients. Nat J Clin Orthop 2018;2(3):117-121