Hip Fracture

A Nutritional Perspective (43408)

Robert P. Heaney

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Abstract

Hip fracture is the most important skeletal problem confronting the developed nations. In Finland, for example, it accounts for nearly 10% of all acute surgical beds and it annually costs every Western nation in the range of 8 to 20 million U.S. dollars per million population. These already high figures are certain to rise as the number of the old elderly increase. Nutrition plays a role in this problem not simply through the effect of calcium intake on bone mass, but in the falls that precede most fractures, in the amount of soft tissue hip padding to cushion the impact of a fall, and in the recovery both from the injury and from the even greater assault of its repair.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Volume200
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

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Hip Fractures
Finland
Developed Countries
Hip
Calcium
Costs and Cost Analysis
Bone and Bones
Wounds and Injuries
Nutrition
Population
Bone
Repair
Tissue
Recovery
Costs

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Hip Fracture : A Nutritional Perspective (43408). / Heaney, Robert P.

In: Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Vol. 200, No. 2, 1992, p. 153-156.

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