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SA Orthopaedic Journal

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SA orthop. j. vol.7 n.1 Pretoria Jan./Mar. 2008




Management of intracapsular fractures of the hip in elderly patients



ND Naidoo

MBChB, Dip PEC(SA), H Dip Orth(SA). Registrar, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal

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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.



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