Hip fracture in the elderly is one of the common health problems, especially the elderly with the osteoporosis which is the condition of the bone that is thin and brittle than usual. In case of inappropriate treatment, the patient may turn to bedridden which causes complications such as pressure ulcers, respiratory infection and urinary tract infection. In case of delayed treatment, it may be severe to death. Patients, relatives or caregivers are advised on how to take care of the patients after hip surgery including the care of the surgical wounds, the prevention of repeated falls to reduce the chance of repeated hip fractures.
The indicators of post-operative care of The Orthopedic Unit & Spine-Academy, Bangkok Hospital Phuket are as follows:
- The infection rate of surgical wound
- The rate of elderly hip fracture patient with no unplanned re-operation with a hip fracture within 28 days.
- The rate of elderly hip fracture patient with no repeated fall within 30 days after discharge.
The results of the indicators are respectively.
In 2018, hip fracture patients aged 60 years and over were treated by the surgical procedure. There was no surgical wound infection in all patients.
In 2018, hip fracture patients aged 60 years and over were treated by surgical procedure. There was no unplanned re-operation with hip fracture within 28 days in all patients.
In 2018, hip fracture patients aged 60 years and over were treated by surgical procedure. There was no repeated fall within 30 days after returning home which is a great statistic compared to the same rate of the American Geriatrics Society.
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