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Online ISSN 1827-1707
ORTHOPEDICS RESEARCH INNOVATIONS
Martin J. C. 1, Dombroski D. 2, Collinge C. A. 3
1 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Des Peres Hospital, St. Louis, MO, USA;
2 Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, John Peter Smith Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Fort Worth, TX, USA;
3 Departmnet of Orthopedic Trauma, Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, Staff physician John Peter Smith Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Fort Worth, TX, USA
With approximately 320000 annual hospitalizations in the US and millions of cases across the world, hip fractures are common injuries that dramatically impact both the patient and society in general. In this review the authors present the treatment strategies of hip fractures with focusing on particular on the treatment of elderly patients.