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hip fracture treatment in the elderly

Hip Fracture Treatment In Elderly

A new study in the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma finds lowered mortality in elderly patients undergoing operative treatment for hip fractures versus those treated non operatively.

The objective of the study was to compare the mortality data and life expectancy of geriatric hip patients who underwent nonoperative management versus those or received operative care.

The study concluded that the one-year mortality rate was significantly lower for operative vs non-operative patients.

The abstract and access to the article can be found here.