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Femoral head replacement following fracture: an analysis of the surgical approach

Authors
Journal
Injury
0020-1383
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
11
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0020-1383(80)90104-7

Abstract

Abstract The early results of 276 femoral head replacements for displaced fractures of the neck of the femur are described. The procedure was performed in the same hospital by two similar groups of surgeons. Either an anterior or a posterior approach was used. Although there was no statistical difference between the rates of infection and dislocation in the two groups, infection and dislocation occurred more commonly in the posterior approach. Misplacement of the prosthesis and fracture of the upper part of the femoral shaft occurred statistically more frequently in the anterior group.

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