Bone fracture can affect the health in the long term
In the case of older people can impact the localization of a bone fracture significantly on the long-term health, as Australian researchers reported at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society. Fractures that are closer to the body center, are significantly worse coped.
The researchers used a Danish database and compared 300,000 patients aged 50 years and above with fractures. They found that the mortality rate for people with fractures to wrist, ankle, Hand or foot – so far from the body center &ndash far; not was increased.
It was otherwise in the case of bone fractures, which were closer to the body centre, on the upper arm, thighs, hips, or Ribs: you are At risk of patients to die in the next two years was 1.5 – to 4-fold higher than for their peers without fracture. It did not matter whether the fracture had been treated in the hospital or not. They were delivered after the break more frequently due to cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, Diabetes, or lung diseases to the hospital.
Dr. Jacqueline R. Center, from the Garvan Institute for medical research in Sydney, said: "It is known that a hip fracture can have devastating health effects on the elderly, but the effects of other fractures in the body, you know only a little.”
Since it was known that certain fractures can be tolerated in the elderly poor, could you intervene here. However, further studies are needed to find specific ways to prevent these premature deaths.