Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Hip Fracture Outlook

What to expect with hip fracture:

  • About 15% of elderly hip fracture patients will die within a brief period of time from their injury.
  • Up to 30% of elderly hip fracture patients will die within one year, from complications or other medical problems.
  • About half of elderly hip fracture patients will never regain their pre-fracture functioning level.

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Last Updated: May 2, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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