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Rev Med Chil. 2017 Nov;145(11):1437-1446. doi: 10.4067/s0034-98872017001101437.

[Perioperative care of older patients with hip fractures].

[Article in Spanish]

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1
Departamento de Ortopedia y Traumatología, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
2
Departamento Geriatría, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Abstract

The number of osteoporotic fractures is increasing along with population aging. Most patients with these type of fractures are older than 65 years, with multiple chronic conditions and different degrees of disability. Hip fracture is the most relevant osteoporotic fracture due to its frequency, costs, severity and complications. Multidisciplinary management is of the utmost importance to obtain good therapeutic results. We herein review the management of this fracture. Orthogeriatric joint management should be incorporated in fragility fracture treatment. We contribute with general recommendations for the perioperative management, which can be homologated for the management of older patients with other type of fragility fractures.

PMID:
29664526
DOI:
10.4067/s0034-98872017001101437
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