Elderly mortality with hip fracture is below global rates — study

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AMMAN —The Kingdom has a 12.8 percent mortality rate among elderly people with hip fractures in the first year following a fracture, while the global mortality stands at 20 percent, Ad-Dustour Daily reported, quoting a recent local study.اضافة اعلان

The study, presented at the 13th International Conference of the Jordan Orthopedic Society, included 1,268 patients of government and private hospitals, and lasted for three years. The results were published in a global medical journal.

The conference emphasized the importance of cooperation between orthopedic surgeons, osteoporosis specialists, naturopathic doctors, psychiatrists, and anesthesiologists in treating fractures and performing orthopedic surgeries.

Society President Dr Firas Al-Dabobi said during the conference that agreements were reached with international orthopedic associations to send specialists to train in orthopedic sub-disciplines.

The conference recommended the creation of sub-committees within the society to conduct specialty workshops and give lectures, he said. It also recommended expanding the use of robotic devices in bone operations, especially artificial joint implants, which require very accurate measurements.

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