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Displaced femoral neck fractures in the elderly: arthroplasty vs. internal fixation

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September 2013

Displaced femoral neck fractures in the elderly: arthroplasty vs. internal fixation

Vol: 2| Issue: 8| Number:25| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Which is the Best Alternative for Displaced Femoral Neck Fractures in the Elderly?: A Meta-Analysis

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Jun;470(6):1782-91. doi: 10.1007/s11999-012-2250-6.

Contributing Authors:
H Gao Z Liu D Xing M Gong

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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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