1000 femoral neck fractures: the effect of pre-injury mobility and surgical experience on outcome.

@article{Holt19941000FN,
  title={1000 femoral neck fractures: the effect of pre-injury mobility and surgical experience on outcome.},
  author={Eric M. Holt and Richard A. Evans and Chris Hindley and J W Metcalfe},
  journal={Injury},
  year={1994},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={91-5}
}
This prospective study of 1000 femoral neck fractures (476 intertrochanteric and 524 subcapital) found the pre-injury mobility to be the most significant determinant for post-operative survival. The intrahospital mortality of the 975 surgically treated fractures was 11.3 per cent. Non-operatively treated fractures had a mortality of 60 per cent. The best predictors of morbidity and discharge mobility were age and pre-injury mobility. Delay was significant in the development of morbidity but… CONTINUE READING

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