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Geriatric Hip Fractures

  • Ellen P. Fitzpatrick
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Abstract

Hip fractures in the elderly are a significant public health concern, especially in the setting of the aging population. The term hip fracture encompasses multiple different fracture patterns, including femoral neck fractures, intertrochanteric hip fractures, and subtrochanteric hip fractures. This chapter delineates the key factors in management of hip fractures in the elderly, including fracture classification, medical and surgical management, as well as postoperative management and preventative measures.

Keywords

Hip fracture Femoral neck fracture Peritrochanteric hip fracture Intertrochanteric fracture Subtrochanteric fracture Fragility fracture 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUC Davis Medical CenterSacramentoUSA

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