Journal article

Lower limb fracture presentations at a regional hospital

KL Holloway, D Yousif, G Bucki-Smith, S Hosking, AG Betson, LJ Williams, SL Brennan-Olsen, MA Kotowicz, A Sepetavc, JA Pasco

ARCHIVES OF OSTEOPOROSIS | SPRINGER LONDON LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

We found that lower limb fractures, which were largely the result of minimal trauma, had high levels of hospitalisation, length of stay and surgery. It is therefore important to prevent fractures at all sites to avoid the associated morbidity and mortality. PURPOSE: Hip fractures are a major cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly in older women. In comparison, less is known about the epidemiology and burden of other lower limb fractures. The study aimed to investigate the epidemiology and burden of these fractures. METHODS: Incident fractures of the hip, femur, tibia/fibula, ankle and foot in women (≥ 20 years) managed through the University Hospital Geelong, Australia, were ascertai..

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Awarded by Career Development Fellowship from NHMRC


Funding Acknowledgements

The study was supported by the National Health and Medical Council (NHMRC), of Australia, the University of Melbourne Research Grant Scheme, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), Perpetual Trustees, Amgen and the Geelong Region Medical Research Foundation, but they played no part in the design or conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis and interpretation of the data; or in preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript. MAKwas a recipient of the grants from the NHMRC (project nos. 251638, 299831 and 628582), Geelong Regional Medical Research Foundation and Amgen (Europe) GmBH; JAP was a recipient of grants from the NHMRC (project nos. 251638, 299831 and 628582), Geelong Regional Medical Research Foundation, Arthritis Foundation of Australia and Amgen (Europe) GmBH. KLH is supported by an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. SLB-O and LJW are each supported by a Career Development Fellowship from NHMRC (1107510 and 1064272, respectively). DY received an Honours Publication Award from Deakin University School of Medicine.