Norway has one of the highest rates of osteoporosis and hip fractures in the world, and Diakonhjemmet is one of the hospitals that performs the most hip fractures in the country. These fractures cause high morbidity and mortality in the population.
The treatment of these patients is largely multidisciplinary, and at Diakonhjemmet, hip fracture patients are treated in a separate orthogeriatric ward where patients are cared for by orthopaedic surgeons, geriatricians, nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists working together.
People with hip fractures who undergo surgery at Diakonhjemmet Hospital.
Since 2006, data on all hip fracture patients have been recorded in a separate database. This database now contains information on over 7,000 patients, and this material is being analyzed in several projects looking at outcomes after hip fracture.