Hip fractures in healthy patients: operative delay versus prognosis.

@article{Villar1986HipFI,
  title={Hip fractures in healthy patients: operative delay versus prognosis.},
  author={Richard Neville Villar and Simon M. Allen and Susie Barnes},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1986},
  volume={293 6556},
  pages={1203-4}
}
One hundred and forty five women who had undergone hemiarthroplasty for a subcapital fracture of the femoral neck but who were otherwise fit were studied to determine whether undue delay between injury and operation influenced their social circumstances three months after surgery. The median delay for those patients who showed good rehabilitation at three months was 29 hours, but for those who showed poor rehabilitation it was 57 hours. This difference was significant. It is suggested that a… CONTINUE READING

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