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ACE Report #11053
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Subjective hip function similar, better mobility with hemiarthroplasty vs. screw fixation for FN Frx


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Screw Fixation Versus Hemiarthroplasty for Nondisplaced Femoral Neck Fractures in Elderly Patients: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Jan 16;101(2):136-144. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.18.00316

Contributing Authors: F Frihagen O Talsnes SE Hoelsbrekken V Opland FC Dolatowski S Bartels J Saltyte Benth SE Utvag

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Synopsis

219 patients with a nondisplaced femoral neck fracture were randomized to treatment with either hemiarthroplasty or screw fixation with two cancellous screws. Patients were followed up at 3, 12, and 24 months postoperatively. Primary outcome was the Harris Hip Score, while secondary outcomes included mobility, pain, quality of life, and rate of reoperation. For the primary outcome, there was no si...

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