Is It Surgery a Good Choice for Patients over 100 Years with Hip Fracture?

Author(s) : Bogdan Deleanu, Radu Prejbeanu, Dinu Vermesan, Lucian Honcea, Cristina Nuta, Vlad Predescu

ABSTRACT
Introduction: Elderly patients represent a difficult category of surgical candidates for orthopedic surgery because they have multiple associated diseases and a high degree of osteoporosis. Presentation of Case: We present the case of a 103 years old woman with a pertrohanteric hip fracture treated successfully using a 135˚ dynamic hip screw. Discussion: There are many discussions about this kind of patients regarding postoperative complications, duration of hospitalization, stage of recovery and the patient’s status at discharge. Conclusion: We conclude that surgery may benefit patients who are over 100 year-old.

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Journal: Case Reports in Clinical Medicine
DOI: 10.4236/crcm.2015.48056 (PDF)
Paper Id: 58979 (metadata)

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