Hip Fractures: Current Review of Treatment and Management

Daniel C. Kim, MD, MS; Michael W. Honeycutt, MD; John T. Riehl, MD


Curr Orthop Pract. 2019;30(4):385-394. 

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Hip fractures vary significantly in anatomy, pathogenesis, and treatment. Orthopaedic practitioners must be able to carefully distinguish between FN, IT, and ST femoral fractures. Diagnosis is essential in guiding treatment. The bimodal epidemiology should alert the practitioner to address important comorbid medical considerations, especially in elderly patients who have high levels of morbidity and mortality with these injuries. Care should be prompt, multidisciplinary, and integrated. If treated appropriately, good outcomes can be achieved for most hip fractures.