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Social effects of fractures of neck of femur
Author(s)T Glyn Thomas, R S Stevens
Journal titleBritish Medical Journal, 17 August 1974
Pagespp 456-458
KeywordsFractures ; Independence.
AnnotationA survey of 105 patients visited at home one year or more after treatment for proximal femoral fractures found that 25% of them had become more dependent. The principal factors contributing to this outcome included established dependence, great age at the time of injury, and a poor clinical result. The implications for social services and community care of preventing social impairment justify more comprehensive investigation. The need for close co-operation between orthopaedic surgeons and geriatricians, already widely acknowledged, is further emphasised. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930813052 A
ClassmarkCUF: C3 *

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