Management of Hip Fractures in the elderly is an increasing problem in our society. In general, 33% of older people living independently fall every year, and one-tenth of these falling cause hip fractures. The real scenario is much more fearful, according to hip fractures related surveys. The key results of these surveys are as follows:
- One-fourth of these people die within the first year.
- Moreover, the remaining third-fourth reported a shorter life expectancy than the average life expectancy of ordinary people.
- Many people among these survivors bear some form of permanent disability.
- Around three in five persons of these survivors of hip injuries require long-term nursing care.
Factors That Contribute To Increasing Chances of Hip Fractures
Multiple factors contribute to increased chances of hip fractures in older people. If you know these factors, it will be easier for you to avert these kinds of fractures.
- With the increase in age, the bone density reduces. Hence, the chance of hip fracture is increased with an increase in age.
- According to hip injury-related Statistics, Women, after Postmenopausal, are more prone to hip fractures than men.
- Low bone mineral density and Low body mass index are common contributing factors in hip fracture.
- Due to severe stroke, people who have disabilities, Parkinson’s disease, and neuropathy are more prone to hip fractures.
- Chronic alcohol and tobacco use increase the chance of hip fractures.
- Even previous hip fractures increase the chances of hip injuries in older age.
Another reason to worry is quality care, and hip fractures treatments are not available readily, and the cost is immense if you don’t go to a proper clinic. Moreover, the costs associated with hip fractures and medical management post-hip fractures will increase if you continue treatment in a clinic where improper treatment is delivered. Experienced physicians, subspecialists, and hospitalists are needed for recovering from hip fractures.
In complex cases, a collaboration of experienced ortho doctors can provide quality medication compliance and effectiveness in hip fractures. Impact Doctors Hub is one of the best multi-specialty clinics in Gurgaon. In Impact Doctors Hub, you can find Gurugram’s leading physiotherapist and HOD, Physiotherapy, Dr Sead Waris to help you properly recover from hip fractures. With quality specialists in Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Neuro Physiotherapy, the multi-specialty clinic in Gurgaon has earned the reputation of one of the best clinic to recover from orthopedic related issues with complete care.
HOD, CK Birla Hospital (Physiotherapy), India’s Leading Physiotherapist
Dr Saed Varis is an eminent physiotherapist in India with vast experience in treating post-operative orthopaedic conditions like TKR, THR, ACLR, HTO, etc. He has vast experience treating conditions like PA shoulder (Frozen Shoulder), Bankart Lesion, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, Wrist Pain, Ankle Pain, Ligament Injuries, and many other musculoskeletal conditions.
Gurgaon’s Top Physiotherapist Dr Saed Varis, says, because of ageing, or due to a serious injury, certain individuals might start suffering from joint issues that restrict them from performing daily activities. One of the most common among them is knee osteoarthritis, which is an outcome of old age. Other knee diseases caused due to inflammation and injury are rheumatoid arthritis and post-traumatic arthritis, respectively. Serious knee diseases make normal activities such as walking, sitting, climbing stairs, lifting heavy objects, or standing for a prolonged duration of time very difficult. If medicines cannot show significant improvement in the knees, then the patients are suggested to go for a total knee replacement surgery (TKR).