Is early hip fracture surgery safe for patients on clopidogrel? Systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression.

@article{Doleman2015IsEH,
  title={Is early hip fracture surgery safe for patients on clopidogrel? Systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression.},
  author={Brett Doleman and Iain Moppett},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2015},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={954-62}
}
INTRODUCTION Hip fracture is a common presentation in the elderly population, many of whom will be taking the antiplatelet clopidogrel, which has the potential to increase perioperative bleeding. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to answer the questions: (1) is early hip fracture surgery for patients on clopidogrel associated with worse postoperative outcomes compared to patients not on clopidogrel? (2) is early versus delayed surgery for these patients associated with… CONTINUE READING
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