Basic Summary for Fractured femur


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Main name of condition: Fractured femur
Other names or spellings: broken femur, Thigh fracture


What is Fractured femur?
  Brief description of Fractured femur: Fracture of the femur bones in the upper thigh.
  Parent types of Fractured femur: Broken leg, Bone conditions, Fractures, Thigh conditions, Thigh injury
  Organs Affected by Fractured femur: thigh, bone, femur
How many people get Fractured femur?
  Incidence (annual) of Fractured femur: 3,948 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
  Incidence Rate of Fractured femur: approx 1 in 1,155 or 0.09% or 235,486 people in USA [about data]
What causes Fractured femur?
  Causes of Fractured femur: see causes of Fractured femur
  Risk factors for Fractured femur: see risk factors for Fractured femur
Society issues for Fractured femur
  Hospitalization statistics for Fractured femur: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Fractured femur:
  • 0.7% (89,313) of hospital consultant episodes were for fracture of femur in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of femur required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of femur were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of femur were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 88% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of femur required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for fracture of femur in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for fracture of femur in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 77 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for fracture of femur in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of femur occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 76% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of femur occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of femur were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3.4% (1,784,340) of hospital bed days were for fracture of femur in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • Hospitalization statistics in Australia:
    • Hospitalisations for fracture of femur at public hospitals occurred in 9.7 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 12.3 days was the mean length of stay in public hospitals for fracture of femur in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)

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