Protecteurs de hanche: quelle est leur place dans la prévention des fractures fémorales [Hip protectors: what is their role in the prevention of femoral fractures?].

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serval:BIB_F8AC7541A19E
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Publications
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Title
Protecteurs de hanche: quelle est leur place dans la prévention des fractures fémorales [Hip protectors: what is their role in the prevention of femoral fractures?].
Journal
Revue Médicale de la Suisse Romande
Author(s)
Ruggieri G., Bosshard W., Büla C.
ISSN
0035-3655 (Print)
ISSN-L
0035-3655
Publication state
Published
Issued date
11/2000
Volume
120
Number
11
Pages
887-892
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
In elderly persons, hip fracture is frequent and associated with serious physical, functional and psychological consequences. Hip protectors seem promising for preventing hip fractures, especially in frail, institutionalized elderly persons. Despite methodological limitations, five randomized trials have reported positive results, with up to 85% risk fracture reduction in some trial. Interestingly, although 13 hip fractures occurred in subjects assigned to wear hip protector, only one occurred while the protector was actually worn. Adherence with wearing hip protectors remains a problem. Several ongoing trials will further enhance our knowledge on hip protectors effectiveness and cost-effectiveness to better define their role in hip fracture prevention.
Keywords
Age Distribution, Age Factors, Aged, Biomechanics, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Equipment Design, Femoral Fractures/etiology, Femoral Fractures/prevention & control, Frail Elderly, Humans, Protective Devices/standards, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Risk Factors
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