Seniors With Fractures And Poor Underlying Health Have Poor Outcomes

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : October 12, 2022

The study by the University of Oxford has revealed that the type of fracture combined with the already prevalent health conditions increases the health risk in the older generation.

A link has been developed between the existing health ailments and the consequential occurrence of fractures in old age. This can be explained with the help of an example. 

This particularly means that if the individual already has cancer and gets his hip damaged by a hip fracture, the possibility of mortality rate increases from 19% to 41%, especially after all these conditions at the age of 50 or more.

It has become important to understand the link between the type of fractures and the different types of health problems that people already suffer in old age.

The study has also reported a list of specific diseases with which if the fracture gets combined, then there is no possibility of saving the person; hence, the death of such a person is confirmed for the time being. 

Types Of Risks

There are different types of health ailments that may not sustain a subsequent feature in old age. If an old person suffers from diseases like cancer and diabetes then the tendency of the body to suffer a fracture is reduced.

This may even prove fatal. Even kidney diseases and cardiovascular diseases have got a huge amount of impact on the human body.

Seniors With Fractures And Poor Underlying Health Have Poor Outcomes

This has also been discovered as a matter of fact in Australia and Denmark. Not only do the specific health conditions that the person already suffers from matter and bring a difference but also, at the same time, the type of fracture that a person suffers from determines the risk in old age. 

Every type of fracture caused around the most important parts, such as around the hip and the spine, including the arms and the legs, has a detrimental impact on the body. This interaction between broken bones and the periodic condition of immunity inside the body identifies the risk of old people. 

This is something that has been endorsed by the results developed by the research Institutions of Columbia and Australia which have worked in collaboration with each other to discover different tangents of the study.

The JAMA network of open journals has published all the results and the findings. It has focused on many intensive medical treatments in this respect and is expected to bring a difference in the availability of treatment in the time to come. 

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What is the purpose of research? 

The old people are now aware and hence they can take preventive measures if they already suffer from some chronic disease. A new approach is important so that the risk of death is mitigated in old people to the minimum possible extent. 

Only with the help of collective factors can a substantial amount of treatment be developed so that people can be saved from multiple risks that follow in such a kind of health condition. This will be helpful for all those countries in which the number of older people is way more than expected in other countries. 


The research is very useful for bringing a better impact on the health of old people and safeguarding them from the available risks. The need of the hour is to bring a better impact over a period of time. This research is being further endorsed in order to support targets that derive better efficiency in medical science. 


🔵National Library Of Medicine (n.d) Osteoporotic fractures in older adults (Available On):

🔵Science Direct (n.d) Fracture repair in the elderly: Clinical and experimental considerations (Available On):

Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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