Fractured proximal end of the femur in the elderly--a medico-social study.

@article{Leung1988FracturedPE,
  title={Fractured proximal end of the femur in the elderly--a medico-social study.},
  author={Ping Chung Leung and Yi Han Cheng and Yeen Fey Ho and Kowk Sui Leung and Kin Ming Chan},
  journal={Gerontology},
  year={1988},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={
          192-8
        }
}
278 geriatric patients with fractured proximal end of the femur were studied retrospectively 1.5-5 years (average 3.5 years) after they received treatment in two hospitals. Of the survivors 63%, 56% were totally pain-free while 15% had varying degrees of hip pain. Only 26.5% could squat fully. The physical activity was inversely proportional to the age. The widowed were doing better than the married with living husbands. Of the three methods of treatment (Austin-Moore hemiarthroplasty, plating… CONTINUE READING
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