Prognostic factors for the elderly with proximal femoral fracture

T B Young, A C Gibbs
1984 Emergency Medicine Journal  
A prospective study of 125 elderly patients (over 65 years) with proximal femoral fracture was carried out to compare pre-fracture sociomedical factors with the local and general complications following surgical treatment, in predicting mortality and length of stay. A poor pre-fracture mental state was more important than associated physical illness in predicting mortality. Pre-fracture mobility state was the most useful early prognostic predictor of length of hospitalization. Post-operative
more » ... eral complications were the most significant in predicting mortality and length of hospitalization, and more important than failure of operative technique.
doi:10.1136/emj.1.4.215 fatcat:2evygchzm5cfbic3u67yci3724