Extraskeletal risk factors for fractures in older age

Authors: Jenšovský Jiří
Authors‘ workplace: Interní klinika 1. LF UK a ÚVN – Vojenská fakultní nemocnice Praha
Published in: Clinical Osteology 2019; 24(2): 82-85


From an economical point of view the neck of femur fractures in elderly patients represent the heaviest financial burden. These fractures are almost always connected to falls. As the life expectancy rises this type of fracture is becoming a major issue. It is necessary to evaluate the risk of falls regularly and in short intervals and pay special attention to recurring falls. Mnemonic questionnaires can be used for this purpose. In the same manner in which falls pose a risk for fractures, sarcopenia and its complications pose a risk for falls. Sarcopenia is now recognized as an independent unit with its own definition and classification code.


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