Mortality in Fractures of the Hip
Y. Titiun, Z. Eshkol, Z. Horesh, M. Soudry
Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, Beilinson Campus, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva
Prevalence of hip fractures is increasing world-wide, as the mean age of populations increases. Despite advances in anesthesia, nursing care, and surgical techniques, hip fractures remain a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly.
We operated on 65 cases of hip fractures from 1995 to the end of 1997: average age was 82.9, 72% were women, average waiting time for operation was 1.6 days, perioperative mortality was 3.5% and postoperative mortality 26.2%.