Ten years have elapsed since the Committee on Fractures of the American Surgical Association presented their comprehensive report, which included an analysis of 829 cases of simple fractures of the long bones, 453 of which were fractures of the femur. These case reports were collected from fellows of the association and from other surgeons throughout this country and Canada; so the figures may be held to have represented the average results at that time.
Following the policy mentioned in a former paper,1 to ascertain our own end-results, the investigation reported here has been made of patients with fracture of the femur, most of whom have been under our care during the last ten years. Out of 111 such patients (up to Oct. 1, 1924), thirteen died during treatment.2 The general mortality of patients with fractures of the femur in civil life may thus be reckoned as about 12
ASHHURST APC, CROSSAN ET. PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF FRACTURES OF THE FEMUR: REPORT OF ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN CASES. Arch Surg. 1926;12(2):453–493. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1926.01130020002001
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