Hip fracture is one of the most common injuries in elderly population. Delay in operating on patients with hip fracture is associated with greater mortality and morbidity.
This was a retrospective review of medical charts of patients underwent primary total hip replacement for neck of femur fractures at our tertiary care level 1 trauma. Data was collected from patient’s chart and analyzed for 30-days mortality and morbidity.
A total of 96 patients were included in the study. Out of the 36 patients in delayed THR group, mortality within 30 days was observed in 4 (11.1%) patients while none was noted in the early THR group. The difference was found to be statistically significant with a P-value of 0.008.