A systematic review of undisplaced femoral neck fracture treatments for patients over 65 years of age, with a focus on union rates and avascular necrosis

@inproceedings{Xu2017ASR,
  title={A systematic review of undisplaced femoral neck fracture treatments for patients over 65 years of age, with a focus on union rates and avascular necrosis},
  author={Danfeng Xu and Fang-Gang Bi and Chi-yuan Ma and Zheng-Fa Wen and Xun-Zi Cai},
  booktitle={Journal of orthopaedic surgery and research},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND It remains unclear whether conservative treatment should be used to treat the common undisplaced femoral neck fractures that develop in the elderly. Herein, we systematically review the rates of union and avascular necrosis after conservative and surgical treatment of undisplaced femoral neck fractures. METHODS We searched the EMBASE, PubMed, OVID, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and Scopus databases for randomized controlled trials or observational studies that assessed the… CONTINUE READING
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