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ACE Report #12006
Ace Report Cover Trauma

The HEALTH Trial: THA no better than hemiarthroplasty for displaced femoral neck fractures


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Total Hip Arthroplasty or Hemiarthroplasty for Hip Fracture

N Engl J Med. 2019 Sep 26. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1906190.

Contributing Authors: The HEALTH Investigators

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Synopsis

Femoral neck fractures, a type of hip fracture, are a common and disabling injury, particularly given an ageing population in many countries. Throughout the past half-century, multiple different treatments have evolved for the treatment of these fractures, and these include sliding hip screws, cannulated screws, hemiarthroplasty (HA), and total hip arthroplasty (THA). Given that femoral neck fract...

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