Fast Five Quiz: Can You Properly Address Hip Fractures?

James W. Pritchett, MD


May 20, 2016

Garden types I and II femoral neck fractures are stabilized with internal fixation. Garden types III and IV are controversial in the type of implant used for treatment. In younger patients, closed or open reduction is recommended. In less active older patients, prosthetic replacement is recommended. Patients with intertrochanteric hip fractures require surgical stabilization.

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