[Mini-invasive fixation of proximal femoral fractures: what benefit for elderly patients?].

Abstract

Fixation is used to treat more than two-thirds of proximal femur fractures. The mortality rate is about 25% at one year in these patients, who have an average age of about 80 years. This is mainly due to aging, but also to a gradual deterioration of general health (especially if the operation has been delayed, or after a long stay in the surgical ward) and… (More)

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