Declining Hip Fracture Trends

In this podcast, Timothy Bhattacharyya, MD, discusses declining trends in hip fractures seen over the last 40 years, how osteoporosis treatment efforts relate to these trends, and what factors have had the most influence on the declines.

Additional Resource:

  • Swayambunathan J, Dasgupta A, Rosenberg PS, et al. Incidence of hip fracture over 4 decades in the Framingham Heart Study. JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(9):1225-1231. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2975

Timothy Bhattacharyya, MD, is the head of orthopedics research in the Clinical Trials and Outcomes branch of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.