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Dedicated orthopedic trauma theatres

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Description: We performed a retro- spective review comparing morbidity and mortality outcomes at a single institution before and after the establishment of a dedicated trauma room. The purpose was to determine whether a change in outcomes occurred for a single routine procedure with known outcome expectations (hemiarthroplasty of the hip after femoral neck fracture) with the implementation of a designated trauma theatre.
Conclusion:The hip fracture population can be treated safely in the context of dedi- cated trauma room time; however, there needs to be prioritization of hip fractures in a tertiary care centre or other trauma cases will tend to take precedence.
Lemos et al 2009 Can J Surg, Vol. 52, No. 2, April 2009 89

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Author/Contact: Lemos et al
Institution: Can J Surg
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