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January 1975

Treatment for Fixation Complications: Femoral Neck Fractures

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

Arch Surg. 1975;110(1):30-36. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1975.01360070030006

Of 102 hips with femoral neck fracture complications, 75 required major secondary procedures such as total hip replacement, femoral prosthesis, cup arthroplasty, tibial bone grafting, and head and neck resection. The method chosen depended on the specific problem: nonunion, aseptic necrosis, infection, degenerative arthritis, or a failed primary prosthesis. Other factors influencing treatment were the patient's chronological and physiological age, his general health, his life pattern, and the familiarity of the surgeon with the technique and the advantages and disadvantages of the various salvage procedures.

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