Four hundred ninety-three patients aged >65 years with proximal femur fractures were examined to assess the mortality rate within 1 year postoperatively. The risk factors that are most often associated with death were identified. Within the inhomogeneous group of patients, mortality was significantly higher in patients with poor mental status, with ≥2 pre-existing diseases, a 3 or 4 American Society of Anesthetists class rating, and a lateral fracture. Regarding treatment and rehabilitation, special attention needs to be paid to these patients postoperatively.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine