About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Factors That Lead to Hip Fracture Among Postmenopausal Women Identified

by Medindia Content Team on November 29, 2007 at 3:56 PM
Font : A-A+

Factors That Lead to Hip Fracture Among Postmenopausal Women Identified

Scientists have listed 11 factors that will help doctors predict if a postmenopausal woman is going to suffer hip fractures over a period of five years.

A hip fracture is a common injury for elderly people. A broken hip can lead to more serious problems, even death. For older women, a hip fracture can mean continuing ill health.

Advertisement

A team led by John Robbins, of the internal medicine department at the University Of California School Of Medicine, has identified the factors which they say can give information if a woman is going to have a hip fracture within the next five years.

The 11 reasons chosen were validated on 68,132 women and tested in 10,750 women, reported health portal HealthDay.

The factors that help predict the fracture include age, self-reported health, weight, height, race and ethnicity, self-reported physical activity and history of fracture after the age of 54.
Advertisement

Besides, it includes parental history of hip fracture, current smoking, current corticosteroid use and treated diabetes.

The model still needs to be tested in diverse populations, the researchers pointed out in their findings. And it doesn't identify which woman would benefit from which specific prevention measures, they said.

"However, the researchers believe that the 11 readily available clinical variables offer a simple means of classifying the five-year risk of hip fracture in postmenopausal women.

Source: IANS
LIN/P
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Cochlear Implants may Consequently Drive Hearing Loss
E-cigarettes Use Linked to Erectile Dysfunction
Memory Loss - Can it be Recovered?
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Fracture Menopause Dilatation and Curettage Waist to Hip Ratio Hip Replacement Colle’s Fracture Fracture Neck of Femur Screening for Osteoporosis Injuries Related to Sports Hip Fracture 

Recommended Reading
Abdominal Pain in Women
Laparoscopy is both diagnostic and therapeutic. Laparotomy is indicated when the degree of ......
Post Menopausal Women are Prone to Gum Disease
University at Buffalo epidemiologists has provided new information on the prevalence of certain ......
Colle’s Fracture
Colles fracture or broken wrist is a wrist fracture, which occurs within an inch of the wrist joint....
Fracture
A fracture is a condition where the continuity of the bone is lost. Majority of bone fractures occur...
Hip Fracture
Hip fracture is a break in the upper part of thigh bone (femur) near to the hip joint. Hip fracture ...
Hip replacement
Are you experiencing pain due to damaged hips? Travel abroad to get replacement surgery at affordab...
Injuries Related to Sports
Injuries are common in the sporting world. They can be minor like bruises and cuts, serious like fra...
Menopause
Menopause is defined as the state of permanent cessation of menstrual cycles (periods) for ......
Screening for Osteoporosis
The risk of suffering from osteoporotic fractures is 30-50% in women and 15 to 30% in men. Osteoporo...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use