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


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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