Should we operate on nonagenarians with hip fractures?

@article{Jennings1999ShouldWO,
  title={Should we operate on nonagenarians with hip fractures?},
  author={Andrew G Jennings and Piet G De Boer},
  journal={Injury},
  year={1999},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={169-72}
}
Studies on fractured necks of femurs usually have a cut off point at the age of 85. However, in view of an ageing populace it seems reasonable to look at the nature of hip fractures in the nonagenarians. In previous studies mortality and morbidity of 90-year-olds has been high. It has also been suggested that operating on the demented and institutionalised is not particularly effective. A 4-year review of 164 nonagenarian patients with hip fractures was therefore conducted at York district… CONTINUE READING

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