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Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology:
doi: 10.1097/01.CDR.0000450822.82500.96
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Emergency Evaluation of Acute Hip Fractures: Role of MRI and Orthopedic Intervention

Wright, Adam T. MD; Chong, Suzanne T. MD, MS; Kielar, Ania Z. MD, FRCRC; Hallstrom, Brian R. MD; Jacobson, Jon A. MD

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Abstract

More than 250,000 hip fractures occur annually in the United States, and the incidence is increasing as the population ages.1 By 2050, the number of hip fractures worldwide is estimated to range from 7.3 million to 21.3 million.2 The associated 1-year mortality is significant, approximately 16% in patients between 60 and 89 years old and up to 51% in patients more than 90 years old. A 2-day delay in the surgical treatment of acute hip fractures can double mortality.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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