2012, Number 4
Ortho-tips 2012; 8 (4)
Fracturas transcervicales desplazadas en pacientes mayores de 65 años: Artroplastia total versus hemiartroplastia
Nieto LL, Zamora CEA, Reséndiz HA, Camacho GS, Espinosa HJ, Torres BR, Aguilar EG, Loreto NU, Roque RI, González ER
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ABSTRACTFractures displaced femoral neck in patients older than 65 years remain a challenge for the orthopedic surgeon since it is necessary to give the patient the ideal treatment; however, currently there is a 1-A evidence of the type of implant to choose between hemiarthroplasty and total arthroplasty thus generating controversy among the various authors and orthopaedic surgeons. Our service considers both implants are suitable and that these disputes can be minimized to just a few isolated cases if you follow the guidelines for each implant taking into account the context of the patient and considering as a base the algorithm proposed by the service.