Hip Fractures

Hip fractures is one of the most dangerous and life threatening medical conditions which affects people over 60 years old. 18000 patient in Greece sustain a hip fracture and 25% of them or 4500 patients are losing their life from this medical condition and its complications.

Furthermore there is an increase of 3% of new hip fracture cases every year in countries of the western hemisphere due to the increase of life expectancy. Hip fracture is an osteoporotic fracture and patients are considered to have immediate need of medication for their bones regardless of bone density measurement or any other test.

Dr K. Dretakis Ph.D Head of the Robotic Orthopaedic Department at Metropolitan Hospital and his team can provide the highly specialized medical care for this very special group of patients. One of the very important principles according to the international guidelines is the surgical intervention in the first 24 hours when possible.

After the operation our focus is the administration of fluids minerals vitamins and antiosteoporotic medication. Then the coordination of the specialized doctors and therapists during the hospital stay and finally the scheduling of rehabilitation at a rehabilitation unit is of immense importance for the hip fracture patient. Even the most complicated cases and patient with significant comorbidity could possibly have a much better outcome when all the above mentioned aspects are considered.