Hospitalization for neck and femur fractures in elderly patients

Femoral cervix fractures are traumatic event particularly frequent in old age; are divided into medial or intracapsular (Subcapital and cervical with risk of aseptic necrosis of the head) and lateral or extracapsular (basicervical, trochanteric and subtrochanteric). In the majority of cases are caused by chronic diseases of the bone (eg. Senile osteoporosis) and occur for low-energy trauma (accidental falls in home setting), mainly in women to the condition of severe osteoporosis very often associated internal pathologies and motor coordination. International guidelines agree that the best treatment of femoral cervix fractures is surgical; surgical strategy depends on the type of fracture and the patient's age; the best interventions are fracture reduction and prosthetic replacement. Several studies have shown that long waiting for the intervention corresponds to an increased risk of mortality and disability of the patient, consequently, the general recommendations are that the patient with femoral cervix fractures to be operated within 24 hours from the entrance hospital. For more informations:

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