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Hip breaks more deadly than some cancers in elderly, study finds

A recent analysis found poor survival rates after bone fractures in older adults, with less than a third of men and half of women surviving five years after a fracture.

Published in JBMR Plus, the study included a cohort of 98,474 Ontario residents aged 66 and older who suffered osteoporosis-associated body part fractures between January 2011 and March 2015. The patients were grouped into groups based on fracture site and matched. to patients with a similar demographic profile but without bone fracture during the study period.

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