Putting sex in your orthopaedic practice

By Laura Gehrig, MD, and Mary I. O’Connor, MD

Estrogen, men, and hip fractures

Morbidity and mortality after hip fracture continue to be concerns, particularly for the elderly. Recently, a nationwide cohort study from Denmark showed a decrease in crude 1-year survival rates following hip fracture and an interesting sex-specific fact: the proportion of men with hip fractures had increased.

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