Total hip arthroplasty for fractures of the proximal femur in older patients
Erich Rutz, Andre Leumann, Daniela Rutz, Dirk Schaefer, Victor Valderrabano
HIP INTERNATIONAL | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2010
Displaced fractures of the proximal femur are common in older patients. The optimal treatment is still under debate. We retrospectively reviewed the results of 53 consecutive total hip arthroplasties (THA) performed in 12 men and 41 women for treatment of an acute fracture of the proximal femur. Men had an average age of 75.1 years (range, 61 to 90) and women 78.2 years (range, 61 to 91). At time of fracture, 42 patients (79.3 %) had radiological signs of hip osteoarthritis. At time of surgery, 8 patients (15.1%) needed trochanteric reconstruction in addition to the implanted THA.Clinical and radiological follow-up was available for 39 patients (73.6 %). The average follow-up time was 55.5 m..View full abstract
This paper has been financially supported by the Swiss Society for Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery (SGO).