Hip protectors need an evidence base

Kannus, Pekka, Parkkari, Jari and Khan, Karim (2003) Hip protectors need an evidence base. Lancet, 362 9391: 1168-1169. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(03)14554-0

Author Kannus, Pekka
Parkkari, Jari
Khan, Karim
Title Hip protectors need an evidence base
Journal name Lancet   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0140-6736
Publication date 2003-10-11
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1016/S0140-6736(03)14554-0
Open Access Status
Volume 362
Issue 9391
Start page 1168
End page 1169
Total pages 2
Place of publication London
Publisher Lancet Publishing Group
Language eng
Subject 11 Medical and Health Sciences
Abstract Hip fractures are a major threat to the health and wellbeing of elderly people, because these fractures represent one of the most important causes of long-standing pain, functional impairment, disability, and death in this population.1 and 2 E Dennison and C Cooper, Epidemiology of osteoporotic fractures, Horm Res 54 (2000), pp. 58S–63S.2 There are over 1·5 million hip fractures annually worldwide. Unfortunately this epidemic seems to be worsening, because age-adjusted fracture rates are rising in many populations, and this trend must be superimposed on the rapidly increasing number of older people.1, 2 and 3 Because each hip fracture costs around £12 000,4 all methods that might reduce the risk of hip fracture and their costs to individuals and society warrant critical appraisal.
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