Еpidemiology of proximal femur fractures in ukraine: results of two retrospective studies

Vladyslav Povorozniuk, Natalya Grigoryeva, Mykola Korzh, Sergey Strafun, John Kanis, Eugene McCloskey, Volodimir Vaida, Fedir Klymovytsky, Roman Vlasenko, Victor Forosenko


Systemic osteoporosis and its complications is an important medical and social problem due to the great costs for treat­ment and rehabilitation of patients. The incidence of fractures of the proximal femur (FPF) is one of the most serious osteopo­rotic fractures, gradually increases due to the aging of the popu­lation, has sexual features, but similar epidemiological studies in Ukraine are limited. This article presents the results of ret­rospective analym nsis of two Ukrainian studies of incidence of FPF in the population aged 40 years and older — Vinnitsa city Study and STOP Study (System of Registration of Osteopo­rotic fractures in Ukrainian Population) which were conducted in 1997–2002 and 2011–2012 respectively. It was established that FPF incidence increases with age in both men and women. In addition, the incidence of FPF was higher in men under 65 yearsthan those in women, with a predominance of women in older age groups. The incidence of FPF was similar to that of some neighboring countries (Romania and Poland). In con­clusion, as FPF is an important health, social and economic problem for society, which has become very important in recent­years.The results of national epidemiological studies are neces­saryfor the development of integrated strategies for their treat­ment.


proximal femur fractures; osteoporosis; osteoporotic fracture; age; sex; frequency


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