A 32-year-old member asked:
What are the best treatments for an 80 year old woman with femoral neck fractures?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
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.
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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.
5.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 14 years experience
Reviewed Jun 14, 2021
A 31-year-old member asked:
Which treatments are best for a woman over age 80 with femoral neck fractures?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
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.
4.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 14, 2021
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