Risk of dying persists up to five years after hip fractures: Study

A recent analysis of 1,166 hip fractures shows that the risk of dying from all causes persists for as long as five years after an individual suffers a hip fracture.

A study was done by the National University of Singapore's Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, involving 63,257 men and women.

The risk of dying from pneumonia after hips fracture is higher among men, while women are at higher risk of urinary tract infection fatalities. These two illnesses are common among patients who are immobile for long periods of time said associated professor Gerald Koh from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health,

By 2050, the incidence of hip fractures in Singapore is expected to rise to 9,000 cases annually with a projected cost up to $112 million a year.

Join ST's WhatsApp Channel and get the latest news and must-reads.