Risk of postoperative complications increased with longer surgical delay of hip fractures

Source:  Healio Orthopedics Today

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Date of publication: March 17th 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Patients with hip fractures who experienced a surgical delay of 2 days or more had a greater risk of postoperative complications, according to research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Using the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, the researchers assessed 30-day individual and overall complication rates among 4,696 patients aged 60 years or older who underwent treatment for hip fractures and compared the rates between various time-based cohorts.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting March 14-18, 2017; San Diego

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