Acta Ortopédica Brasileira
versión impresa ISSN 1413-7852
CHIKUDE, Takeshi et al. Assessment of quality of life among elderly patients with femoral neck fractures surgically treated by partial hip arthroplasty. Acta ortop. bras. [online]. 2007, vol.15, n.4, pp. 197-199. ISSN 1413-7852. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-78522007000400004.
Thirty patients with ages ranging from 70 to 95 years, 24 (80%) females and six (20%) males with femoral neck bone fracture were assessed. They were submitted to partial hip arthroplasty between 2001 and 2003, in the following hospitals: Hospital Ipiranga SUS-SP and Mario Covas State Hospital- Santo André-SP. Partial arthroplasty was performed in unstable Garden III and Garden IV fractures, using the partial cemented Thompson's prosthesis. The SF-36 questionnaire on health-related quality of life was applied. Patients were interviewed at the eleventh month after surgery, aiming to evaluate quality of life in elderly patients who had femoral neck fractures and surgically treated with partial hip prosthesis. Regarding their physical health, patients presented low scores related to functional capacity and high scores regarding physical aspects, pain and overall health status. Mental health was shown to be moderate regarding vitality and high in terms of social and emotional aspects, as well as mental health itself. We may conclude that Thompson's partial arthroplasty, after femoral neck fracture in patients over the age of 80 years, followed-up for 11 months after surgery, enables a good quality of life.
Palabras llave : Quality of life; Aged; Femoral neck fractures; Arthroplasty; replacement, hip.