Guidelines: management of proximal femoral fractures 2011

Source:  Anaesthesia  2012, 67 (1), 85-98

Follow this link for the full text

Date of publication: January 2012

Publication type:  Guideline

In a nutshell:  All patients with hip fractures should be fast-tracked through hospital emergency departments and operated on within 48 hours of admission according to new consensus guidelines developed by UK experts in anaesthesia, orthopaedics, geriatrics and emergency medicine.  It recommends that patients should receive multidisciplinary care, led by orthogeriatricians.  It is hoped that these guidelines will address current variations in clinical practice giving patients a more consistent approach.

Length of publication: 14 pages

Some important notes:   Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text.  Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement:  Medical News Today

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