A comparison of total hip arthroplasty and hemiarthroplasty for treatment of acute fracture of the femoral neck.

@article{Gebhard1992ACO,
  title={A comparison of total hip arthroplasty and hemiarthroplasty for treatment of acute fracture of the femoral neck.},
  author={J S Gebhard and Harlan Cabot Amstutz and Daniel M Zinar and Frederick J. Dorey},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1992},
  volume={282},
  pages={123-31}
}
One hundred sixty-six acute, nonpathologic displaced femoral neck fractures in elderly patients were treated with either unipolar hemiarthroplasty (122 operations; 77 cemented, 45 uncemented) or total hip arthroplasty (THA) (44 operations; all cemented). The average age, (75.2 years of age in the THA group 76.2 years of age in the hemiarthroplasty group), anesthesia risk classification, in-hospital mortality, early complications, and dislocation rates were comparable in each treatment group. In… CONTINUE READING
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