Brain Neurorehabil.  2011 Sep;4(2):126-131. 10.12786/bn.2011.4.2.126.

Analysis of Stroke Patients with Hip Fracture

  • 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.


OBJECTIVE: To investigate the specific features of stroke patients with hip fracture, and the correlation of fracture occurrence with rehabilitation after stroke onset. METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed 181 stroke patients in a total of 892 patients who underwent an operation due to hip fracture. The assessment factors consists of age, the location of brain lesion, bone marrow density, body mass index, the presence of diabetes mellitus and anemia, laboratory findings of serum albumin, calcium and phosphate. We also analyzed subject's dominant hand side, experience of rehabilitation, and the duration between stroke onset and occurrence of hip fracture.
Among 181 patients (56 male, 125 female), most common location of the brain lesion was the subcortex. About 70% of patients had osteoporosis, anemia and hypoalbuminemia. Among 34 hemiplegic patients, most of them had hip fracture on hemiplegic side (91.2%). The duration between stroke onset and occurrence of hip fracture of the patients who had experience of rehabilitation after stroke was longer than that of the patients without rehabilitation experience (p<0.05).
Woman, osteoporosis, anemia and hypoalbuminemia are correlated with the hip fracture in stroke patient. The hip fracture of the stroke patient who did not have rehabilitation experience occurred earlier. The rehabilitation therapy including education for prevention of falling may be helpful to stroke patients with these factors.


hip fracture; rehabilitation; stroke
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