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Clinical Case Study -j0hnerz07-08

Clinical Case Study -j0hnerz07-08



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Published by: jenl on Dec 14, 2008
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Femoral neck fractures
have proven to be seriousinjuries that are associated with high mortality andsignificant morbidity in the geriatric population. Theincidence has increased since the 1960s and isexpected to increase in the foreseeable future, as lifeexpectancies increase. Despite advances in surgicalhardware and techniques, these injuries still pose asignificant clinical challenge.
Hip fractures are very dangerous episodes especiallyfor elderly and frail patients. The risk of dying from thestress of the surgery and the injury in the first few daysis about 10%. If the condition is untreated the pain andimmobility imposed on the patient increase that risk.Problems such aspressure soresandchest infections  are all increased by immobility. The prognosis of untreated hip fractures is very poor.

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