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Greater Mortality in Patients after Hip Fracture Surgery than Elective THR

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A French study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association started with the objective “to determine if there was a difference in hospital mortality among patients who underwent hip fracture surgery relative to an elective THR, after adjustment for age, sex, and preoperative comorbidities.” Researchers concluded that patients undergoing hip fracture surgery had a higher risk of in-hospital mortality. Read the full study.

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