Outcome after hemiarthroplasty for femoral neck fractures in the elderly.

  title={Outcome after hemiarthroplasty for femoral neck fractures in the elderly.},
  author={John E. Kenzora and Jay S. Magaziner and James I Hudson and J. Richard Hebel and Yuchi Young and William G. Hawkes and Gerald Felsenthal and Sheryl Itkin Zimmerman and George Provenzano},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
A prospective outcome study was performed on 270 patients, 65 years of age and older, who sustained a femoral neck fracture and underwent hemiarthroplasty. The treatment compared was the use of a noncemented unipolar versus either a cemented or a press fit bipolar prosthesis. The outcome variables assessed included the occurrence of a postoperative complication, length and cost of hospitalization, and function in various quality of life measurements. Patients who underwent bipolar… CONTINUE READING

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