McMaster University

McMaster University

"Hip Fracture Surgery is Deadlier than Other Hip Surgeries” says McMaster-Led JAMA Paper

Published: Sep 016, 2015

Dr. Yannick LeManach, a scientist and anesthesiologist at McMaster led a large observational study analyzing
Outcomes between patients undergoing hip fracture surgery matched with controls undergoing elective hip surgery.

Fracture surgery incurred a 6-fold increase in mortality risk compared to other elective hip surgery. This work aligns with the ongoing research, led by Dr. PJ Devereaux, at the Population Health Research Institute exploring peri-operative surgical outcomes.

Dr. LeManach noted that in a large cohort of French patients, hip fracture surgery compared with the elective Total Hip Repalcement was associated with a higher risk of in-hospital mortality after adjustment for age, sex, and measured comorbisites.

Drs. Bhandari, Winemaker and DeBeer coauthored this important work furthering collaborations between specialty areas.

“Hip fractures are indeed unique in their risk profile and further investigation is needed to understand the unique pathophysiology rendering them so deadly” says Dr. Bhandari





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