Factors which influence mortality after subcapital hip fracture.

  title={Factors which influence mortality after subcapital hip fracture.},
  author={Daniel J Wood and G Keith Ions and J M Quinby and David W Gale and John Paul Stevens},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={74 2},
We report a prospective study of the influence of various factors on the six-month mortality of 531 patients with subcapital hip fractures. We performed univariate and multivariate analyses on the 403 patients treated surgically. The most significant predictors of the six-month mortality were dementia, postoperative chest infection, malignant neoplasia, old age and deep-wound infection, in that order. A simple test of mental ability was the most significant prognostic indicator and this test… CONTINUE READING


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