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High-energy proximal femur fractures in geriatric patients: a retrospective analysis of short-term complications and in-hospital mortality in 32 consecutive patients.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Geriatric orthopaedic surgery & rehabilitation
Publication Date
Volume
2
Issue
5-6
Pages
195–202
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/2151458511427702
PMID: 23569690
Source
Medline
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Abstract

High-energy proximal femur fractures in elderly patients are not very common and are associated with a low in-hospital mortality rate of less than 10%, despite high rate of complications of nearly 70%. This selective cohort of patients requires a particular attention to respiratory management due to the high incidence of associated chest trauma.

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