Journal article

Total hip arthroplasty for fractures of the proximal femur in older patients.

Erich Rutz, André Leumann, Daniela Rutz, Dirk Schäfer, Victor Valderrabano

Hip Int | SAGE Publications | Published : 2010

Abstract

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..

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