Fractures and Life Expectancy

McKnight’s recently had an article about a study showing the dangers of fractures. Fractures may reduce life expectancy by 7 years.

Bone fractures are associated with a loss of one to seven years of life. Researchers found that the risk of premature death depends on fracture type. The highest risk was found for patients with hip fracture, with death within a year of their injury. In addition, the number of total years lost are greater for men than women.

Full findings were published in the journal eLife.

The BONEcheck tool has its own webpage.