The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 28, Issue 8, 1386 - 1390

Surgical Treatment of Trochanteric and Cervical Hip Fractures in the United States: 2000–2009

Kim, Sunny H. et al.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the most common treatments performed for hip fractures over the last decade in the United States. The leading treatment for trochanteric fractures was internal fixation, accounting for 96%–98% of surgical treatments each year. For cervical fractures, hemiarthroplasty (HA), total hip arthroplasty (THA), and internal fixation were performed nearly 61%, 5%, and 33% of the time, respectively, each year without any sign of change during the period assessed. The surgical choice for cervical fractures varied greatly by patient age. In 2009, two-thirds of patients younger than 60 years underwent internal fixation while two-thirds of patients 60 years or older underwent HA. Regardless of patient age, HA was performed more often than THA for cervical hip fractures.

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