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Date of Award


Degree Type

Capstone Project (On-Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

First Advisor

John Medeiros, PT, PhD


The main purpose and primary objective of this project is to identify and summarize the best evidence comparing frequency of secondary operations required for displaced proximal femur fractures treated with internal fixation, using a femoral head sparing procedure vs. arthroplasty, which sacrifices the femoral head.

Secondary objectives were to compare internal fixation versus arthroplasty with regard to post-operative mortality, morbidity, mobility, pain, quality of life, and cost-effectiveness for a minimum of two years following the initial operation, to allow inclusion of statistics and outcomes associated with re-operations.


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