Internal fixation compared with total hip replacement for displaced femoral neck fractures in the elderly. A randomised, controlled trial.

@article{Tidermark2003InternalFC,
  title={Internal fixation compared with total hip replacement for displaced femoral neck fractures in the elderly. A randomised, controlled trial.},
  author={Jan Tidermark and Sari Ponzer and Olle Svensson and Anita S{\"o}derqvist and Hans T{\"o}rnkvist},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2003},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={380-8}
}
The treatment algorithms for displaced fractures of the femoral neck need to be improved if we are to reduce the need for secondary surgery. We have studied 102 patients of mean age 80 years, with an acute displaced fracture of the femoral neck. They were randomly placed into two groups, treated either by internal fixation (IF) with two cannulated screws or total hip replacement (THR). None showed severe cognitive dysfunction, all were able to walk independently, and all lived in their own home… CONTINUE READING

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