Wrist Fractures May Increase Risk of Hip Fractures

Wrist Fractures May Increase Risk of Hip Fractures
Certain types of bone fractures have the potential to put you at risk for further bone fractures — even on a different part of your body. Wrist and hip fractures are one of these combinations. A recent study found that patients who have suffered a Colles’ wrist fracture are at a significantly higher risk of experiencing a hip fracture, compared to people who have not had a Colles’ fracture. The researchers found that osteoporosis (bone disease) is a risk factor associated with hip fracture, especially if a patient has had a Colles’ fracture and has osteoporosis.

Certain types of bone fractures have the potential to put you at risk for further bone fractures — even on a different part of your body. Wrist and hip fractures are one of these combinations.

A recent study found that patients who have suffered a Colles’ wrist fracture are at a significantly higher risk of experiencing a hip fracture, compared to people who have not had a Colles’ fracture. The researchers found that osteoporosis (bone disease) is a risk factor associated with hip fracture, especially if a patient has had a Colles’ fracture and has osteoporosis.

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  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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