Osteoporotic Hip Fractures: The Burden of Fixation Failure

Osteoporotic hip fractures are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly. Furthermore, reduced implant anchorage in osteoporotic bone predisposes towards fixation failure and with an ageing population, even low failure rates represent a significant challenge to healthcare systems. Fixa...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: J. M. Broderick, R. Bruce-Brand, E. Stanley, K. J. Mulhall
Format: Article
Published: Hindawi Limited 2013-01-01
Series:The Scientific World Journal
Online Access:http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/515197