Maine Orthopaedic Review Monthly Challenge

Test Your Knowledge of Bone Fractures

Bruce F. Gomberg, MD; Brad J. Yoo, MD


March 08, 2017

According to the 2014 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Clinical Practice Guideline: Management of Hip Fractures in the Elderly, strong evidence supports an interdisciplinary care program for patients with hip fractures in order to maximize functional outcomes and minimize cost of overall care. The use of preoperative CT or total hip arthroplasty has not been shown to reduce healthcare costs to the patient. Surgical fixation within 12 hours and limiting blood loss will affect survival rates but not necessarily decrease costs.[5]

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