Plating of Femoral Neck Fractures: When and How?

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Abstract

Summary:

Intracapsular femoral neck fractures are common in the elderly population after a simple fall. However, femoral neck fractures in the physiologically young are less common. Regardless, femoral neck fractures can be a source of significant morbidity and mortality if not treated correctly. Multiple management strategies have been described. The decision for the ideal treatment involves careful consideration of the patient's age, activity, and medical comorbidities. Plating techniques of femoral neck fractures continue to evolve. The authors describe the current indications and plating options for the treatment of femoral neck fractures.

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