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Study: Hip fracture surgery linked to increased risks compared to elective THA.

Thursday, September 17, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Study: Hip fracture surgery linked to increased risks compared to elective THA.

According to a study conducted in France and published in the Sept. 15 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association, even when hip fracture patients and elective total hip arthroplasty patients (THA) are matched for age, sex, and preoperative comorbidities, hip fracture surgery patients have an higher risk of mortality and major complications. The authors reviewed data on 690,995 patients from the French National Hospital Discharge Database. They found that patients undergoing elective THA tended to be younger, more commonly male, and had less comorbidity compared to patients undergoing surgery for hip fracture. Based on a multivariable, matched population analysis of 234,314 patients, the authors found that, compared to THA patients, those undergoing hip fracture surgery saw a 1.51 percent increase in absolute risk for mortality and a 3.54 percent increase in absolute risk for major postoperative complication.


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