Outcome of Femoral Neck Fracture in Elderly Patient Treated by Austien Moore Prosthesis in Ahwaz Imam khomeyni and Razi Hospital Since 2006-2010

Document Type : Original Article


1 Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

2 Resident of Orthopaedic Surgery. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.


Background and Objective: Femoral neck fracture (FNF) is one of the most common fractures in elderly patients. There are a variety of treatment for this fracture the aim of this study was to evaluate the Results of FNF with Austin moore prosthesis.
Subjects and Methods: This Retrospective - prospective study was performed from 2005 to 2010 and 126 patients (73 femel,53 male) with a mean age of 78 years range (44-100y)
were operated in two hospitals (Emamkhomeini  andRazi).A.M prosthesis was used in all patients and the mean follow-up-time was 4 years (1-6y)
Results: The mortality rate during the first 1-2 years was 27.7%(35 patiants) Forty five patients (35/7%) had hip pain , and .13 patients(10/3%) sustained infection. Periprostetic fracture were occurred in 2 (1/5%)  Cases of dislocation and lossening in 4(3/17%) patients.
Conclusion: Treatment of femoral neck fracture in elderly patients was associated with a considerable rate of complications and mortality. Chronic pain was the most common complication.
Moore prosthesis is a cheap device, and in spite of its complications, it is still used
 Despite of its complication’ it still use for elderly patients with femoral neck fractures who have a minimum daily activity.


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