Concurrent surgery for hip fractures associated with greater
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Hip fractures managed concurrently had an increased early complications risk and late complications risk compared with hip fractures managed non-concurrently, according to a presenter, here.

“[Looking] at complications within 90 days, we found concurrent patients did have approximately a 70% increased risk for a complication at 90 days — particularly infection and revision,” Bheeshma Ravi, MD, said at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. “Similarly, at 1 year, they had about a 70% increase, again infection and revision. Both, I might add, might be related to technical factors at the time of surgery.”

Ravi and colleagues performed a population-based, retrospective, matched-cohort study that looked at health administrative databases. They identified 39,393 eligible hip fracture surgeries, of which 1,085 surgeries were performed concurrently, which meant when they were performed overlapped with another orthopedic case the same attending surgeon was performing.

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