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ea0025p5 | Bone | SFEBES2011

Risk factors for femoral neck fracture in Indian postmenopausal women (BMD, Vitamin D study and Propensity for a fall)

Paul Thomas , Arulselvan Sivan , Thomas Nihal , Seshadri Mandalam , Jose Arun

Introduction: Hip fractures are the most serious osteoporotic fractures and difficult to prevent them without a precise knowledge of the causative factors. The risk factors, which precipitate hip fracture in elderly may vary according to the local customs and practices. Indian data on risk factors for hip fractures are scant. The present study was undertaken to assess the various risk factors leading to femoral neck fracture in postmenopausal women and also to define the thres...