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Why do old people die after a hip fracture?

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In brief: Increased Risk

Hip fracture, particularly in frail, elderly patients, can start a downward spiral: being unable to ge up & walk makes them more likely to develop clots in their legs, pneumonia, bedsores, and other problems which can lead to more complications, ultimatly leading to death.

In brief: Increased Risk

Hip fracture, particularly in frail, elderly patients, can start a downward spiral: being unable to ge up & walk makes them more likely to develop clots in their legs, pneumonia, bedsores, and other problems which can lead to more complications, ultimatly leading to death.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: 20 % risk

A lot of hip fractures occur in people with multiple medical comorbidities.
These people are already in a weakened condition, plus hip fracture can cause depression and people can give up. The better medical and physical condition you are in when you have a fracture the better you will do.

In brief: 20 % risk

A lot of hip fractures occur in people with multiple medical comorbidities.
These people are already in a weakened condition, plus hip fracture can cause depression and people can give up. The better medical and physical condition you are in when you have a fracture the better you will do.
Dr. John Goldman
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