OTA 2019: Pre-operative urinary catheter in pertrochanteric fractures can prevent urinary retention
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OrthoEvidence. OTA 2019: Pre-operative urinary catheter in pertrochanteric fractures can prevent urinary retention. ACE Report. 2019;8(11):20. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/12053
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Urinary catheters in immobilized patients can help to prevent urinary retention, but also increase the risk of infection. It is unclear whether they should be routinely used in the pre-operative period. This study randomized 105 patients with pertrochanteric fractures to urinary catheter retention for 48 hours versus removal pre-operatively. Overall, pre-operative urinary catheter prevented peri-o...
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