Fractured Neck of Femur
Hip fracture is one of the most serious health care problems affecting older people. Most of the hip fractures are caused by osteoporosis and occur after a fall.1,2
Proximal femur fractures generally require hospitalisation and surgical treatment. They often lead to disability and are associated with high morbidity and mortality.3
Early surgery and coordinated care are important to help patients with fractured neck of femur (FNOF) recover faster and regain mobility.4
Hemiarthroplasty (HA) after FNOF is considered an option for less fit and less mobile patients with limited life expectancy. Advantages of HA include a short operation time and quick mobilisation of the patient associated with acceptable clinical, functional, and radiological results.5
Deep SSI Reduction from 3.5% to 1.1% in Hip Hemiarthroplasty after FNOF Using COPAL® G+C Bone Cement6
The study by Sprowson et al. (2016) concluded that the use of high dose dual antibiotic-loaded bone cement (COPAL® G+C) leads to a significant reduction in the rate of deep surgical site infection in the treatment of patients with an intracapsular FNOF, with no associated increase in other complications.
This double blinded, two arm, quasi-randomised controlled trial (RCT) was performed between 05/2008 and 11/2011 in Wansbeck General Hospital and North Tyneside General Hospital, Northumbria, UK.
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