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Length of hip axis and rate of hip fracture

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6976.401a (Published 11 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:401
  1. Chris Todd
  1. Acting director Health Services Research Group, Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 2SR

    EDITOR,—Ian R Reid and colleagues conclude that increases in the age adjusted rate of hip fracture can be accounted for by changes in the geometry of the proximal femur and that the “epidemic” of hip fractures “cannot be reversed by any single intervention.”1 The assertion that no intervention can reverse the …

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