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ANTUNES FILHO, Jurandir et al. Predictive Factors of Death after Surgery for Treatment of Proximal Femoral Fracture. Rev. bras. ortop. [online]. 2019, vol.54, n.4, pp.402-407.  Epub Oct 07, 2019. ISSN 0102-3616.


To evaluate predictive factors of death in patients aged ≥ 70 years old with proximal femoral fracture (PFF) submitted to surgical treatment.


An analysis of medical records by creating a retrospective cohort with a 6- month follow-up. A total of 124 charts were analyzed after applying the inclusion and exclusion criteria. All of the patients were treated by a single orthopedic surgeon under uniform conditions.


The mortality rate was of 34.7%, and the most common profile was female, 85 years old, and with at least 1 comorbidity. Patients > 85 years old, hospitalized for > 7 days, with at least 1 comorbidity, and staying at the intensive care unit (ICU) had a higher risk of death (2, 2.5, 4, and 4 times higher, respectively).


Regarding the death outcome, although we did not find a statistically significant difference in the topography of the lesion and in its behavior in its coexistence with ICU hospitalization, we believe that further investigations under this perspective are required in a population with the studied profile.

Keywords : hip fractures; mortality; elderly.

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