Displaced femoral neck fractures in the elderly: arthroplasty vs. internal fixation
Which is the Best Alternative for Displaced Femoral Neck Fractures in the Elderly?: A Meta-AnalysisClin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Jun;470(6):1782-91. doi: 10.1007/s11999-012-2250-6.
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A meta-analysis was performed using 20 fully-randomized RCTs comparing arthroplasty and internal fixation in the treatment of elderly patients suffering from displaced femoral neck fractures. Mortality rates (at one year and three years), revision surgery rates (at one year and five years), major surgical complications (at one year and five years) and function (assessed by the ability to walk, the...
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