Case study of hip fracture in an older person.


PURPOSE To discuss proximal femoral (hip) fractures as the leading cause of hospitalization for injuries among older persons, using a case example that illustrates not only the orthopedic injury but also how an older person's chronic problems complicate the acute event. DATA SOURCES Extensive review of scientific literature on the conditions discussed… (More)


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@article{Hayes2003CaseSO, title={Case study of hip fracture in an older person.}, author={Karen S Hayes and Elaine E. Steinke and Annette Heilman}, journal={Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners}, year={2003}, volume={15 10}, pages={450-7} }