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Article: Seasonal variation of fractures of the hip in elderly persons

TitleSeasonal variation of fractures of the hip in elderly persons
Authors
Issue Date1996
PublisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/injury
Citation
Injury, 1996, v. 27 n. 5, p. 333-336 How to Cite?
AbstractA 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 wait longer for the operation during this 'high' season. This might be responsible for the higher medical complication rate after the operation. Better health care planning to help with the increased patient load in the 'high' season is essential to reduce the waiting time for the operation and the postoperative medical complication rate.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79362
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.91
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.982
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dc.contributor.authorChiu, KYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, TPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChow, SPen_HK
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dc.date.issued1996en_HK
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dc.description.abstractA 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 wait longer for the operation during this 'high' season. This might be responsible for the higher medical complication rate after the operation. Better health care planning to help with the increased patient load in the 'high' season is essential to reduce the waiting time for the operation and the postoperative medical complication rate.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/injuryen_HK
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dc.rightsInjury. Copyright © Elsevier Ltd.en_HK
dc.titleSeasonal variation of fractures of the hip in elderly personsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailChiu, KY: pkychiu@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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