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A Retrospective on the Treatment of Trochanteric Fractures of the Femur in the Bucharest Clinical Emergency Hospital in 2015

2017-02

Fabian Klein, Ioan Cristescu, Florin Safta, Daniel Vilcioiu

Fractures of the proximal femur are some of the most commonly encountered fracture types, especially when talking about elderly patient[1,2]. Apart from the immediate impact on the patientís health, a more problematic issue is the impact on the quality of life, especially when talking about geriatric patients[3]. Early surgical treatment, combined with early discharge from hospital and a well-tailored rehabilitation program are mandatory for assuring a quick recovery of the patientís autonomy. It is estimated that every person over the age of 65 has a 10% chance to fall once per year, with the possibility of contracting a proximal femur fracture. [...]

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