This is a first for me – quoting US Magazine ! But in today’s US Magazine, the question was posed:
Can a Fractured Hip Be Fatal ?
“Mortality rates can reach 24%, with higher risks for senior citizens, the International Osteoporosis Foundation reports. Why ? Long recoveries increase risk of blood clots, infection and other complications.” Described as “the rock of the family,” Marilyn Dunham, Barack Obama’s grandmother passed away in Hawaii before she could see her grandson elected to the Presidency of the United States of America. Our condolences go to the Obama and Dunham families. Issue 717, US Weekly, 11/10/2008, p.66