Fractures of the femoral neck: a retrospective and prospective study.


Fractures of the femoral neck place increasing demands on orthopaedic resources. A retrospective review of 570 cases compared theatre data with Health Board computer records. Only 333 (58%) were appropriately documented, confirming the unreliability of studies based on hospital-generated data. In a prospective study, 582 patients were followed for 3 months… (More)