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ACE Report #12041
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

OTA 2019: Feasibility of including cognitively impaired patients in an RCT on hip fractures


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Can Patients with Cognitive Impairment Be Included in a Randomized Controlled Trial on Hip Fractures: A Feasibility Study

Contributing Authors: N Kanakaris P Giannoudis G Kleftouris E Hensor P Harwood T Tosounidis

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Synopsis

60 patients between the ages of 55-95 with low-energy intertrochanteric unstable proximal femoral fractures were randomized to receive a dynamic hip screw or intramedullary nail. The primary outcome of interest was the performance of the timed up and go (TUG) test, measured at 2, 4 and 12 weeks. Patients completed the abbreviated mental test score (AMTS) to determine the level of cognitive impairm...

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