Outcomes after displaced fractures of the femoral neck. A meta-analysis of one hundred and six published reports.

@article{LuYao1994OutcomesAD,
  title={Outcomes after displaced fractures of the femoral neck. A meta-analysis of one hundred and six published reports.},
  author={Grace L. Lu-Yao and Robert B. Keller and Benjamin Littenberg and John E. Wennberg},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1994},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={15-25}
}
Methods of meta-analysis, a technique for the combination of data from multiple sources, were applied to analyze 106 reports of the treatment of displaced fractures of the femoral neck. Two years or less after primary internal fixation of a displaced fracture of the femoral neck, a non-union had developed in 33 per cent of the patients and avascular necrosis, in 16 per cent. The rate of performance of a second operation within two years ranged from 20 to 36 per cent after internal fixation and… CONTINUE READING
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