Trends in the surgical treatment methods of proximal femur fractures

The annual number of fractures in the EU is estimated to rise by 28 percent from 3.5 million in 2010 and is projected to double by 2050 as the population ages. Hip fractures are the most common fractures in the elderly and have consequences extending into the domains of medicine, rehabilitation, psychiatry, social work, and medical economics. Although it is a frequent health problem, there is a wide variability in the approaches taken regarding treatment methods and health care management. Innovations as well as best practice transfer are needed in the near future. Šarūnas Tarasevičius from the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences has analysed and compiled the latest trends in the surgical treatment methods of proximal femur fractures. Read our Innovation Report No. 1

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