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Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2013 April;64(2):97-105

Copyright © 2013 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

An update on hip fracture surgery

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


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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.

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