Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

Bahena-Peniche LA, Gutiérrez-Ramos R, Contreras-Blancas H
Epidemiological profile of admissions to the hip and pelvic surgery module in a general hospital
Acta Ortop Mex 2017; 31 (6)

Language: Español
References: 9
Page: 273-278
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Background: The present study was carried out in order to know, evaluate and classify hip fractures treated by the orthopedic service of a general hospital. Material and methods: Retrospective, cross-sectional and descriptive study based on the files of the hip and pelvic surgery module of a general hospital in the period from July 2009 to December 2016. Results: We included a total of 1,545 patients aged between 14 and 107 years; the affected side, the reason for admission, their previous underlying pathologies, the type of fracture, the type of treatment given and the end result were analyzed for each patient. Statistical analysis was performed with the program SPSS version 18. Due to the relevance of the topic, the causes of the registered deaths were examined (n = 58); in relation to the data gathered, χ2 and binary logistic regression were obtained. Conclusions: Hip fractures are still an undervalued subject with great economic and social impact; knowing the most frequent fracture type as well as the population most affected will help to establish effective preventive measures to decrease the morbidity and mortality of this disease in a general hospital.

Key words: Fractures, hip, treatment, complications, epidemiology.