Source: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2014, 96(6), e46(1-6)
Date of publication: March 2014
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: A 15 year follow up study shows that for lucid patients THA is superior to internal fixation for the treatment of a displaced femoral neck fracture. The failure rate for THA at 5% is significantly lower compared to internal fixation at 56%. This does not apply to patients with mental impairment
Length of publication: 6 pages
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