Study Confirms Delay in Hip Fracture Repair Ups Mortality

is_150224_hip_fracture_800x600A new study finds that delaying surgical repair of hip fracture significantly increases mortality at 1 year, adding to mounting evidence that patients should be referred to surgery as soon as possible, according to the authors.

The researchers found that for every 10 hours of time after admission for hip fracture, the mortality at 1 year increased by 5%.

Hip fracture should be treated with an urgency similar to that for a myocardial infarction or stroke, said Kamal Maheshwari, MD, an anesthesiologist and director of perioperative intelligence at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, who conducted the study along with colleagues at the clinic.

Hip fracture is a common issue, especially among the geriatric population, which is already vulnerable, said Dr Maheshwari, who presented his findings here at Anesthesiology 2016, the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

By Alicia Ault | Medscape


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