A Record-based Analysis of Profile, Pattern and Outcomes of Geriatric Fractures in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Chandigarh

  • A Rana Project Associate, Community Medicine & School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.
  • A Kumar Senior Physiotherapist, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.
  • S Sharma Associate Professor, Trauma & Orthopedics.
  • Amarjeet Singh Professor & Head, Community Medicine & School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.
Keywords: Elderly Care, Geriatric Friendly Environment, Fracture, Fall, Geriatric Fracture


Introduction: Older people with diseased conditions are more prone to fracture irrespective of gender. Osteoporosis is the most common cause of elderly fractures.

Objectives: 1) To ascertain the profile and pattern of geriatric fracture cases reporting a tertiary care institution, 2) To ascertain the extent of mortality and complications in geriatric fracture cases, and 3) To ascertain the functional outcomes of geriatric fracture cases discharged from the tertiary care institute.

Methodology: A list of geriatric fracture inpatients of an institution was made for 2014 - 2018. The data on the profile of patients, type of fracture, treatment received, the lag time between the reporting and the surgery, comorbidities, past medical history, cause/ place of fracture, length of stay, and status at the time of the phone-based interview were analysed through SPSS software.

Results: The highest range of the age for fracture occurrence was 60-70 years. Female patients were more than the male ones. Femur fracture was the most common. The most common direct cause of the fracture
was fall (indoor). Open reduction, internal fixation and arthroplasty were the commonest treatment performed. The lag time between the patient arrival to the health care and surgery was 0-5 days. The highest length of stay by the patients in the hospital was 0-10 days.

Conclusion: The possible direct causes of the fracture reported in the study were falls, roadside accidents, trauma etc.

How to cite this article:
Rana A, Kumar A, Sharma S, Singh A. A Recordbased Analysis of Profile, Pattern and Outcomes of Geriatric Fractures in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Chandigarh. Int J Preven Curat Comm Med. 2021;7(3):12-16.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/2454.325X.202112


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