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Femoral Neck Shortening After Hip Fracture Fixation Is Associated With Inferior Hip Function: Results From the FAITH Trial

Jessica Felton, Gerard P Slobogean, Sarah S Jackson, Gregory J Della Rocca, Susan Liew, Robert Haverlag, Kyle J Jeray, Sheila A Sprague, Nathan N O'Hara, Marc Swiontkowski, Mohit Bhandari, PJ Devereaux, Gordon Guyatt, Martin J Heetveld, Kyle Jeray, Martin Richardson, Emil H Schemitsch, Lehana Thabane, Paul Tornetta, Stephen D Walter Show all

JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the distribution of femoral neck shortening after internal fixation and to determine whether shortening is associated with inferior hip function at 24 months after a hip fracture in patients 50 years of age or older. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: A secondary analysis of data from 81 clinical centers included in the Fixation using Alternative Implants for the Treatment of Hip Fractures (FAITH) trial. PARTICIPANTS: Three hundred fifty patients, 50 years of age or older, who had an isolated femoral neck fracture and underwent timely operative fixation of the fracture. INTERVENTION: Femoral neck shortening was measured as a categorical variable and classifie..

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Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Awarded by National Institutes of Health


Awarded by Stichting NutsOhra


Awarded by Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development


Awarded by National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health


Awarded by T32 training grant


Funding Acknowledgements

The FAITH Study was supported by research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (MOP-106630 and MCT-87771), National Institutes of Health (1R01AR055267-01A1), Stichting NutsOhra (SNO-T-0602-43), the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (80-82310-97-11032), and Physicians' Services Incorporated. M. Bhandari was also funded, in part, through the Early Research Award Program, which provided funding for the FAITH study as well as by a Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Trauma, which is unrelated to the FAITH study (McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada). Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number 1R01AR055267-01A1. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. Research reported in this publication was also supported by The County Durham & Tees Valley Comprehensive Local Research Network, which operates as part of the National Institute for Health Research Comprehensive Clinical Research Network in England. The funding sources had no role in design or conduct of the FAITH study; the collection, management, analysis, or interpretation of the data; or the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript. J. Felton was supported by the T32 training grant DK067872.