The intracapsular femoral neck fracture in relation to mental state
One of the major achievements of the last century is the increase of the average life expectancy. In 1900, fifty per cent of the population could expect to live to the age of 55. Nowadays, however, fifty per cent of the population lives to the age of 80. In the industrialized countries less than ten percent of the population was 65 years of age or over in 1965. It is expected that in 2025, this percentage will be twenty percent! The other side of the coin is the growing morbidity of the aging population. Much of the current debate is concerned with the way in which the increase in impairments and disabilities resulting from the aging of the population should be dealt with. Geriatric surgery has become of major importance and hip fractures make up a large proportion of cases. The amount of people who are 30 to 40 years old today of whom it is predicted that they will sustain a hip fracture in the 2030s rests on a solid epidemiological base and the incidence of hip fractures will continue to increase.
|Publisher||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
|Promotor||Vugt, A.B. van (Arie)|
|Sponsor||De publicatie van dit proefschrift werd ondersteund door de firma's Ortomed, Nutricia Nederland BV, Sulzer Vascutek1 Sulzer Orthopedie Nederland BV, Stryker Howmedica, Mathys Medical Nederland BV, Bard Benelux, B Braun Medical, Rx Medical en tevens door de afdeling Traumatologie AZR, de maatschap Vlaardingse chirurgen, de maatschap heelkunde SFG en de medische staf en de raad van bestuur van het Vlietlandziekenhuis.|
|Keywords||femoral neck fractures, orthopedics, psychological aspects, rheumatology|
van Dortmont, L.M.C.. (2001, October 10). The intracapsular femoral neck fracture in relation to mental state. Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/23534