Reality vs Ideal
The reality is that when you look at all of our elders, almost 1 in 4 don't live past the 1st anniversary post-op, and less than 1 in 2 return to baseline level of function.
This is because the fall & fracture
represent the culmination of poor health. But as dr. Duncan points out, if this patient is an exemplar of healthy living
, then her odds are in her favor. Don't forget dxa & 25oh vitd postop.