Management of hip fracture requires immediate (usually surgical) intervention, preferably involving a multidisciplinary team. Surgical procedures include hemiarthroplasty, hip replacement, open reduction, and fixation. Pain management is a priority (resources for opioid prescribing guidelines, as well as nonopioid alternatives, can be found here). Complications following hip surgery include periprosthetic fracture, dislocation, hardware failure, infection, avascular necrosis, and infrequently, nerve entrapment. Postsurgical risks include pneumonia, pressure ulcers, and risk of repeated injury. Loss of mobility and higher morbidity and mortality tends to impact the elderly population with greater frequency.
Related topics: hip injury, femoral neck fracture, femoral neck stress fracture, total hip arthroplasty periprosthetic fracture
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