Hip fracture often deadly, study shows

There is excess mortality risk from hip fracture while accounting for pre-injury comorbid conditions, shows a large population-based matched cohort study. The study found that hip fracture sufferers experienced significantly worse survival at 12-months post-fracture. Individuals with hip fracture were more than 3.5 times more likely to die within 12 months compared to their non-injured counterpart, and excess mortality was higher in men than in women.