J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2020 Nov 18. Epub 2020 Nov 18.
From the Granovsky Gluskin Division of Orthopaedics, Sinai Health System (Wolfstadt, Backstein), Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine (Nowak), the Division of Orthopaedics, St. Michael's Hospital (Atrey, Melo, Nauth, Khoshbin), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (Stavrakis), and the Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada (Schemitsch).
Introduction: To compare acute complication and mortality rates for operatively treated, closed, isolated, low-energy geriatric knee fractures (distal femur [DFF] or tibial plateau [TPF]) with hip fractures (HFs).
Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. We identified all patients >= 70 years from 2011 to 2016 who underwent surgery for DFF, TPF, or HF. Read More