An attempt was made to evaluate risks, benefits and costs of total hip replacement in patients over 80 years.
Forty consecutive replacements in 37 patients were analysed and the results were compared to a younger population (36 patients) concerning complications and duration of hospitalization.
The elderly group was reexamined two years postoperatively to assess the outcome.
There was a significantly prolonged stay in hospital/long-term care for the octogenarians, 31.1 days compared to 13.6 for the younger group, as well as an increased risk for complications.
Mots-clés Pascal : Europe, Prothèse, Hanche, Homme, Complication, Vieillard, Analyse risque, Analyse coût, Membre inférieur, Economie santé, Chirurgie orthopédique, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Suède
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Europe, Prosthesis, Hip, Human, Complication, Elderly, Risk analysis, Cost analysis, Lower limb, Health economy, Orthopedic surgery, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Sweden
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