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Hemiarthroplasty of the Hip Wheeless

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Description: indications: indicated for patients w/ a femoral neck frx who meet the following criteria:
- poor general health thay would prevent a second operation;
- pathologic hip fractures:
- parkinson's disease, hemiplegia, or other neurological disease;
- physiologic age> 70 yrs;
- severe osteoporosis w/ loss of primary trabeclae in femoral head (see Singh Index);
- inadequate closed reduction;
- displaced frx which is several days old;
- pre-existing hip disease (DJD, RA, AVN);
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
Last Modified: Thu Feb 21 2008