Hip fractures are common orthopaedic injuries with an estimated 60 000 to 75 000 cases each year in the United Kingdom, at an estimated annual cost of £2 billion to the NHS. This cost is growing due to the increase in the ageing
The burden of fragility fractures is on the rise due to the rapid increase in the ageing population.
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Approximately 1.6 million hip fracture cases are reported worldwide each year and the number is projected to climb to
fractures around a hip arthroplasty (THA) represent the most common periprosthetic fractures. Their contemporary management is mostly surgical and is considered technically challenging. Effective management of these injuries requires both trauma and
Sliding hip screw devices were developed in the middle of the 20th century and gained popularity for surgical fixation of proximal femoral fractures in the late 1980s.
The latest versions of these implants, such as the
Each year over 300,000 people over 65 years old sustain a hip fracture in the USA.
In 2017, 67,000 people older than 60 years old presented with neck of femur fracture (NOF) in the United Kingdom.
Fractures of the femoral head are severe, but uncommon, injuries of the proximal femur, which typically occur after posterior dislocation of the hip joint. 1 – 3 In 1869, Birkett was the first to discover and document femoral
Approximately 77 000 proximal hip fractures occur in the United Kingdom annually, accounting for 1.5 million bed-days, at an inpatient cost of £2 billion.
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The majority of them (65 000) occur in England, with a median
Fractures of the femoral neck are common in the elderly and can significantly increase mortality, decrease mobility and increase the health cost.
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They account for nearly 50% of hip fractures.
accepted surgical therapies using various types of hip arthroplasty or gamma-nailing ( 9 , 10 , 11 ). In the elderly population, acetabular fractures are common and represent 20% of osteoporotic pelvic fractures ( 12 ). Nowadays, many different treatment
that each of these factors must be considered when formulating the treatment plan.
The goal of the treatment is to reconstitute the hip joint to provide a stable, painless construct capable of rapidly recovering its pre-injury level of function.