International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

Epidemiological, clinical and injury aspects of fractures in the elderly in Libreville, Gabon

2024, Volume 10 Issue 1

Epidemiological, clinical and injury aspects of fractures in the elderly in Libreville, Gabon

Author(s): Mba Mba Cyprien, Tshimanga Pascal, Mikiela Anicet, Okome Obiang Inès Marie, Nguema Enzengue Frank, Nthep Jean Paul, Mezene Mendome Christelle, Mengue Mba Meyo Scarlette, Ondo N’dong François
Abstract: Introduction: Fractures in the elderly represent the most serious complications of osteoporosis. They occur during low-energy trauma and involve not only the functional prognosis but also the vital prognosis. The real absence of epidemiological data dealing with fractures in the elderly in our country led us to carry out this work which aimed to describe the epidemiological, clinical and lesional aspects of these fractures in the service.
Patients and Method: This was a retrospective study with a descriptive aim spanning from January 2020 to December 2022, at the Owendo University Hospital Center (CHUO). The study included all patients aged over 50, admitted for post-traumatic fracture, treated and followed in the department. The study variables were reported in a survey form and the data analysis was carried out using Excel version 2016 software.
Results: We collected 87 patients including 52 women (59.8%) and 35 men (40.2%). The average age was 64 years old. The annual frequency was 29 cases. Minimal trauma was predominant with 73.6% of cases and caused mainly by domestic accidents. Fractures of the upper end of the femur were predominant with 40.2% (n=35). The majority of patients (70.1%) received surgical treatment. The outcome was favorable in 75.7% (n=66) of cases, complications were marked by pressure sores in 7% (n=6).
Conclusion: Fractures in subjects aged over 50 are quite common in the department and are the prerogative of postmenopausal female subjects. Surgical treatment is the treatment of choice to avoid after-effects.
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How to cite this article:
Mba Mba Cyprien, Tshimanga Pascal, Mikiela Anicet, Okome Obiang Inès Marie, Nguema Enzengue Frank, Nthep Jean Paul, Mezene Mendome Christelle, Mengue Mba Meyo Scarlette, Ondo N’dong François. Epidemiological, clinical and injury aspects of fractures in the elderly in Libreville, Gabon. Int J Orthop Sci 2024;10(1):25-29. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2024.v10.i1a.3491
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