Challenges and Mortality after Neck of Femur Fractures in Elderly Patients ; Experience of a Small District Hospital

@inproceedings{Ali2018ChallengesAM,
  title={Challenges and Mortality after Neck of Femur Fractures in Elderly Patients ; Experience of a Small District Hospital},
  author={Syed Mohsin Ali and Jagadish Prabhu and Hamza Reda Elsaid Gomaa and Fahad A. Al-Khalifa and Andrew K. Lynch},
  year={2018}
}
Background: The incidence of fractures is increasing due to the aging population. The death rate within one year due to neck of femur fractures is reported as up to 35% and the average stay in hospital has been documented as up to four weeks or more. The purpose of our study was to identify the challenges and factors which can reduce mortality rate in elderly patients with neck of femur fractures. Method: We carried out a retrospective study of patients admitted to our hospital with neck of… CONTINUE READING

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