Dorsal versus transgluteal approach for hip hemiarthroplasty: an analysis of early complications in seven hundred and four consecutive cases

@article{Biber2012DorsalVT,
  title={Dorsal versus transgluteal approach for hip hemiarthroplasty: an analysis of early complications in seven hundred and four consecutive cases},
  author={Roland Biber and Matthias H. Brem and Katrin Singler and Manfred Moellers and Cornel Christian Sieber and Hermann Josef Bail},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
  year={2012},
  volume={36},
  pages={2219-2223}
}
Hemiarthroplasty (HA) is an established treatment for femoral neck fractures of the elderly. Several surgical approaches are currently used including dorsal and transgluteal. It is still unclear whether one approach may be advantageous. We compared early complication rates after dorsal and transgluteal approaches. We retrospectively analysed a cohort including 704 consecutive patients who received HA for femoral neck fracture; 212 male and 492 female patients were included, and the mean age was… CONTINUE READING

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