Early surgery for patients with a fracture of the hip decreases 30-day mortality.

Abstract

There has been extensive discussion about the effect of delay to surgery on mortality in patients sustaining a fracture of the hip. Despite the low level of evidence provided by many studies, a consensus has been accepted that delay of > 48 hours is detrimental to survival. The aim of this prospective observational study was to determine if early surgery… (More)
DOI: 10.1302/0301-620X.97B1.35041

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