To identify trends related to surgical procedure for the management of neck of femur fracture to see how the choice is changing over time in relation to different age groups.
The retrospective audit was conducted at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised data of all patients who presented with neck of femur fracture from 1995 to 2014. Patients with open fractures and those having external fixators were excluded. Data was retrieved from the hospital database, and analysed using SPSS 17.
Records of 1039 patients were reviewed. The proportion of patients in the 70+ years age group significantly increased from 45% to 52% over the two decades (p=0.033). Proportion of patients undergoing total hip replacement increased by more than 3 times from 2.6% to 8% (p50 years (p
There is apparently a rising trend in number of patients presenting with neck of femur fracture. Total hip replacement has a rising trend and partial hip arthroplasties have a decreasing trend when it comes to treatment of neck of femur fractures.
JPMA: Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
Abdul Muhammad, Z.
(2015). Trends in management of neck of femur fracture. JPMA: Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 65(11), S-163-165.
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