Practice variation in total hip arthroplasty versus hemiarthroplasty for treatment of fractured neck of femur in Australia.
IA Harris, A Cuthbert, R de Steiger, P Lewis, SE Graves
Bone Joint J | Published : 2019
AIMS: Displaced femoral neck fractures (FNF) may be treated with partial (hemiarthroplasty, HA) or total hip arthroplasty (THA), with recent recommendations advising that THA be used in community-ambulant patients. This study aims to determine the association between the proportion of FNF treated with THA and year of surgery, day of the week, surgeon practice, and private versus public hospitals, adjusting for known confounders. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from 67 620 patients in the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR) from 1999 to 2016 inclusive were used to generate unadjusted and adjusted analyses of the associations between patient, time, surge..View full abstract