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Proximal Femoral Fractures

  • Christopher G. Moran
  • M. Gaden
Chapter
Part of the European Instructional Lectures book series (EICL, volume 12)

Abstract

Proximal femoral fractures are common, result in severe morbidity and mortality and are a great challenge to health-care services and patients [1]. Approximately one million patients will suffer a hip fracture each year in Europe with the incidence highest in Scandinavia and Northern Europe and lowest in the Mediterranean countries [2, 3]. The socio-economic cost is enormous and estimated to be £3 billion in the United Kingdom and is likely to exceed €45 billion within Europe.

Keywords

Intertrochanteric Fracture Proximal Femoral Fracture Intracapsular Fracture Replacement Arthroplasty Extracapsular Fracture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Trauma and OrthopaedicsNottingham University HospitalNottinghamUK

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