Hemiarthroplasty more cost-effective than internal fixation for femoral fracture
Hemiarthroplasty compared to internal fixation with percutaneous cannulated screws as treatment of displaced femoral neck fractures in the elderly: cost-utility analysis performed alongside a randomized, controlled trialOsteoporos Int. 2012 Jun;23(6):1711-9. doi: 10.1007/s00198-011-1772-1. Epub 2011 Oct 14
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166 patients with a displaced intracapsular femoral neck fracture were randomized to either undergo internal fixation or hemiarthroplasty, to study the cost-effectiveness of both procedures. After 2 years post-surgery, hemiarthroplasty proved to provide more Quality Adjusted Life Years and be non-significantly more cost-effective compared to internal fixation.
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