Hip fractures are more likely to follow indoor falls in warm weather, study finds

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Icy winter weather may lead to fewer hip fractures than many believe.

Most fall-related hip fractures among elderly people in a New England study occurred in warm months and indoors — with throw rugs a common culprit.

“Given the results of this study, it appears that efforts to decrease fall risk among the elderly living in cold climates should not be preferentially aimed at preventing outdoor fractures in winter,” said study author Dr. Jason Guercio.

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