The male neck of femur

  title={The male neck of femur},
  author={Harish Kurup and Rajnikant Laxmishanker Mehta},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
Fractured neck of femur in elderly is associated with mortality which is reported in literature to vary between 20 and 40%. One of the factors which is suggested to be a risk factor is male sex. We reviewed 83 male necks of femur patients admitted over a period of a year to assess the patient’s physical status, influence of co-morbidities, postoperative course and mortality. The in-hospital mortality was 26.5% and 1-year mortality was 44.6%. The in-hospital mortality for female neck of femur… CONTINUE READING


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