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

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Dr. Steven Morgan
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hemiarthroplasty

Vs. Total hip.

In brief: Hemiarthroplasty

Vs. Total hip.
Dr. Rhett Griggs
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Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Benjamin Lessig
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