Author(s): Sunit Kumar Pal, Gaurav Sahu and Gargi Yadu
Abstract:Background: Knee fractures are a common encountered condition in the orthopedic OPD these days. Hence; the present study was undertaken for assessing the risk factors of knee fractures.
Materials & methods: A total of 86 patients with knee fractures were enrolled in the present study. Complete demographic details of all the patients were obtained. A Performa was prepared for recording the risk factors for knee fractures. All the results were recorded in Microsoft excel sheet and were analyzed by SPSS software. One-way Chi- square test was used for assessment of level of significance.
Results: Mean age of the patients of the present study was 62.5 years. 46 patients in the present study were male while the remaining 40 patients were females. Among the 40 females with knee fractures in the present study, 28 were postmenopausal. There were 55 obese patients. Osteoporosis was found to be present in 48 patients.
Conclusion: Increasing age, postmenopausal status and presence of obesity are all significant risk factors for the occurrence of knee fractures.