IP International Journal of Orthopaedic Rheumatology

Association of hyponatremia and osteoporosis by analyzing serum sodium levels in elderly intertrochanteric fracture patients by Beckman coulter machine

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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Saksham Sharma,Rohit Pahadiya*,S C. Vijayvergia,Shiv Bhagwan Sharma

Volume : 5

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-9151

Print ISSN : 2581-8112

Article First Page : 11

Article End Page : 13


Introduction: Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder seen in clinical practice, it is defined as a serum sodium concentration of less than 135 mmol/L, and there is accumulating evidence that even mild hyponatremia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, furthermore it can be a novel marker for fracture risk.
Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in department of orthopaedics, S.R.G. Hospital and Medical College, Jhalawar (Rajasthan). The study comprised of 78 patients (48 males and 30 females) with intertrochanteric fractures.
Observations and Results: Out of total 78 patients taken in study 61 were found to be hyponatremic. Out of 48 males in study 39 were hyponatremic, and out of 30 females 22 were hyponatremic.

Keywords: Hyponatremia, Osteoporosis.

Doi No:-10.18231/j.ijor.2019.003