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BMJ 1996; 313 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7061.879c (Published 05 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:879
  1. S J Calder, Research registrar,
  2. P J Gregg, Professor,
  3. G H Anderson, Senior registrar
  1. University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester LE3 9QP
  2. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE1 5WW

    EDITOR,—G N Rutty and colleagues raise several points we would like to answer. How long after a hip fracture does death stop being related to that fracture? Our combined experience of well over 2000 prospectively documented hip fractures has convinced us that most deaths within four weeks are precipitated by the injury, and nowhere in our report did we state that we used …

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