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What are the best treatments for an 80 year old woman with femoral neck fractures?

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Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Geriatrics 25 years experience
Depends: If this person is ambulatory prior to the fracture and has high cognitive functioning, then would proceed for the procedure. If this person is non-ambulatory, is on hospice, has speading cancer to the bone or has very high risk due to severe heart or lung condition, then do not proceed it. Please check with physicians.
Dr. Steven Morgan
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Femoral neck tretmnt: If the fracture is not displaced and stable it can be treated with what is called per cutaneous screws . If the fracture is displaced and the person is very active and lives independently a total hip replacement should be considered. If the patient has limited activity level and is very low demand then a half a hip replacement or just replacing the ball and socket is best.
Dr. Alexander Sah
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 14 years experience
total hip replacement versus hemiarthroplasty versus screws/nail to fix the fracture- depending on type

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Which treatments are best for a woman over age 80 with femoral neck fractures?

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Femoral neck fractur: These fractures require surgery. If the fracture is lined up well and not displaced then screws can be inserted to stabilize the bone. Otherwise, if the fracture is displaced a hip replacement needs to be performed.

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