Delay to surgery does not affect survival following osteoporotic femoral fractures.

@article{Brogan2016DelayTS,
  title={Delay to surgery does not affect survival following osteoporotic femoral fractures.},
  author={Kit Brogan and Harold Akehurst and Elizabeth C Bond and Chris Gee and William Poole and Nirav N Shah and Steve J McChesney and Stephen Nicol},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2016},
  volume={47 10},
  pages={2294-2299}
}
AIMS Fragility femoral fractures occur in a similar group of patients to hip fractures but they are not routinely managed along standardised guidelines. This study looked specifically at whether delay to surgery has an impact on mortality and morbidity. PATIENTS AND METHODS An international, multi-centre retrospective review was carried including all patients over 60 years with fragility femoral fractures, including most periprosthetic fractures, between December 2008-2014. RESULTS 243… CONTINUE READING