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JRPMS Vol 7, No 4, December 2023, p.108-112

doi: 10.22540/JRPMS-07-108


Review Article

Epidemiology of hip fractures in Europe: Geographic variability

Stamatios Theodoros Chatzopoulos1,2, Christos P. Zafeiris2

  1. Department of orthopaedics, General Hospital “Asklepieio Voulas”, Athens, Greece
  2. Postgraduate Program “Metabolic Bone Diseases”, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece

Keywords: Epidemiology, Hip fracture, Osteoporosis


Hip fracture constitutes a significant health concern especially for older adults. The incidence of hip fractures varies among countries, but it is estimated that globally, around 18% of women and 6% of men will be affected. Despite a gradual decrease in age-standardized incidence in several countries, the overall increase in the ageing population will lead to an expected rise in the number of hip fractures. This review provides an overview of hip fractures in European countries focuses on the most recent epidemiological data on hip fracture.