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Hip Fracture: A Geriatric Epidemic. 350,000 cases per yearIncidence doubled between 1960 and 1980Incidence expected to triple by 2050Recent series of 571 cases:81% of patients > 75 years old43% of patients > 85 years oldEconomic cost in excess of $ 6 billion. . Hannan EL et al. JAMA, 2001. .

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