ECTS Abstracts (2015) 1 P277

Incidence and Risk Factors of Subsequent Hip Fractures in Korea: Multicentre Study

Kee Haeng Lee1, Ju Young Kim2, Soo Jae Yim3, Do Hyun Moon4, Geun Hong Choi5 & Kyoung Ho Moon5


1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Bucheon St. Mary’s Hospital, Bucheon, Republic of Korea; 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Incheon St. Mary’s Hospital, Incheon, Republic of Korea; 3Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Republic of Korea; 4Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Republic of Korea; 5Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Inha University, Incheon, Republic of Korea.


This study analyses the incidence of subsequent hip fractures and its risk factors in the northwestern region of Korea. We analysed hip fracture patients who visited any of the 5 teaching hospitals in the Bucheon and Incheon area from January 2000 to December 2010. Medical records were reviewed and presence of subsequent hip fractures, alcohol history, marital status, live in solitude, dementia, dizziness, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) score, osteoporosis treatment after fracture, body mass index (BMI) and initial bone mineral density (BMD) were analysed. The average follow-up period was 12 months (range: 1-130 months). A total of 2546 patients (female: 1770, male: 776) who had experienced hip fractures were included. Of these, subsequent hip fractures were found in 233 patients (9.2%) (female: 187, male: 46). Mean age at the time of the first fracture was 79.2 years old (range: 50-100 years). The average interval between the first fracture and the subsequent hip fractures was 30.2 months (range: 4 days~154 months). In this large-scale, retrospective, multicenter study, overall incidence of subsequent hip fractures is 9.2%. Independent risk factors of subsequent fracture are female gender, BMI<22kg/m2, and being unmarried.

Disclosure: The authors declared no competing interests. This work was supported by the research fund from Inha university.

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