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Displaced Femoral Neck Fractures in the Elderly: Revision Rates of Internal Fixation Compared to Hip Arthroplasty: A Literature Review

1 December 2005

Abstract

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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