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Study shows higher risk from hip fracture surgery than hip replacement even after adjustment for age

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4929 (Published 16 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4929
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1 London

Patients who undergo surgery for a hip fracture have a higher risk of mortality and of developing major complications than do patients who undergo an elective total hip replacement, even after adjustment for the fact that hip fracture patients are usually older and have more comorbidities, a large cohort study has found.1

The research, published in JAMA, looked at 690 995 patients …

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