SA Orthopaedic Journal
On-line version ISSN 2309-8309
Print version ISSN 1681-150X
NAIDOO, ND. Management of intracapsular fractures of the hip in elderly patients. SA orthop. j. [online]. 2008, vol.7, n.1, pp.50-59. ISSN 2309-8309.
Intracapsular fractures of the neck of femur in the elderly patient population results in an enormous economic and social burden. The aim of this paper is to present a review of the literature providing guidelines for the management of this common fracture with emphasis on patient selection, optimisation and preventative strategies.