Displaced fractures of the distal femur in elderly patients. Operative versus non-operative treatment.

@article{Butt1996DisplacedFO,
  title={Displaced fractures of the distal femur in elderly patients. Operative versus non-operative treatment.},
  author={Mohammad Sohail Butt and Stephen J. Krikler and Mohamed Ather Ali},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1996},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={
          110-4
        }
}
We performed a prospective, randomised controlled trial of the operative versus non-operative treatment of 42 displaced fractures of the distal femur in elderly patients. Excellent or good results were achieved in 53% of the operated group and in 31% of the non-operated group. There were more complications in the latter, and the time to discharge was considerably longer. 
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