Journal of Aging Research And Healthcare

Journal of Aging Research And Healthcare

Journal of Aging Research And Healthcare

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Ongoing Special Issue
Special Issue On - Hip Fractures and Their Causes and Prevention
Special Issue By - Dr. Ray Marks
This special issue calls for original papers with important and novel contributions related to 
Hip Fractures and Their Causes and Prevention

Topics of interests include

  • Hip Fractures
  • Prevention
  • Intervention
  • Second Hip Fractures
  • Falls Prevention

Reviews which include the comparative view, Original research papers as well as short communications and letters on new developments and applications are welcome and are to be written in Standard English. Formatting of the manuscript with headings and Sub headings is necessary and views are to be presented clearly. New approaches are mainly in interest.


  • Acceptance period: 14 days from the submitted date
  • People involved: Dr. Ray Marks  - Editor

The importance and need for this special issue:

Hip fractures remain an enormous health concern among aging populations worldwide. Their prevention remains highly challenging, but promising, despite the related challenges. This issue welcomes articles that either highlight one or more modifiable hip fracture risk factors and their solutions, including all forms of research and clinical observations, as well as secondary or tertiary prevention strategies to offset second or multiple hip fractures. Articles on muscle related factors, obesity, vitamin D, nutrition, comorbid illnesses, depression and drug usage in the context of hip fracture risk are especially encouraged. The rationale behind this Special Issue is that despite some evidence of declining hip fracture prevalence rates in selected locations, the injury remains a leading cause of excessive morbidity, reduced life quality, and premature mortality, particularly among older people. This loss of the ability of those who survive a hip fracture extends to limited degrees of function independently, as well as enormous social and fiscal costs. However, based on our earlier research, we would argue that more emphasis on the causes of hip fractures, as well as on the means of preventing these, plus second hip fractures, would impact these challenges enormously.

Reference Sources:

  1. Jantzen C, Madsen CM, Lauritzen JB, Jørgensen HL. Temporal trends in hip fracture incidence, mortality, and morbidity in Denmark from 1999 to 2012. Acta Orthop. 2018 Apr;89(2):170-176. doi: 10.1080/17453674.2018.1428436.

  2. Ramponi DR, Kaufmann J, Drahnak G. Hip fractures. Adv Emerg Nurs J. 2018 Jan/Mar;40(1):8-15. doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000180.

  3. Leavy B, Michaëlsson K, Åberg AC, Melhus H, Byberg L. The Impact of disease and drugs on hip fracture risk. Calcif Tissue Int. 2017 Jan;100(1):1-12. doi: 10.1007/s00223-016-0194-7.

  4. Marks R, Allegrante JP, Ronald MacKenzie C, Lane JM. Hip fractures among the elderly: causes, consequences and control. Ageing Res Rev. 2003 Jan;2(1):57-93.

  5. Marks R. Physical activity and hip fracture disability: a review. J Aging Res. 2011 Apr 26;2011:741918. doi: 10.4061/2011/741918.

  6. Marks R. Hip fracture epidemiological trends, outcomes, and risk factors, 1970-2009. Int J Gen Med. 2010 Apr 8;3:1-17.

Submission Instructions: All submissions will undergo peer review and accepted articles will be published in the Journal of Ageing Research and Healthcare.

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