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The epidemiology and pathogenesis of hip fractures are reviewed. There is evidence that physical inactivity and concomitant muscle weakness are important determinants of the risk of hip fracture.

Type

Journal article

Journal

British journal of hospital medicine

Publication Date

10/1989

Volume

42

Pages

277 - 280

Addresses

Rheumatology Unit, Bristol Royal Infirmary.

Keywords

Muscles, Humans, Osteoporosis, Femoral Fractures, Risk Factors, Bone Density, Physical Endurance, Physical Fitness, Aged, Female, Male, United Kingdom