Incidence and predictors of reoperation after young femoral neck fracture: A population-based study in British Columbia, Canada

Project number: 
Approval date: 
Monday, November 2, 2015
Principal Investigator: 
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Funding Agency: 
Not Available
Datasets requested: 
consolidation - census geocodes
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
Consolidation - demographic (Ministry of Health)
Research objective: 

Research questions:
1) What is the reoperation rate at 2, 5, and 10 years in a large population of patients who underwent operative fixation for non-geriatric femoral neck fracture?
2) What are associated surgical, patient, and provider variables that predict which patients are more at risk of receiving reoperation?

1) The rate of reoperation for patients aged 18-50 in British Columbia following fracture of the femoral neck is similar to published meta-analyses.
2) Risk factors for reoperation following young femoral neck fracture vary depending on open versus closed reduction, age, socioeconomic status, co-morbidities, time to fixation, and the surgeon volume.


Journal Publication

  • NN O’Hara, GP Slobogean, DJ Stockton, CS Stewart, NS Klazinga. The socioeconomic impact of a femoral neck fracture on patients aged 18-50: A population-based study. Injury, Accepted May 26, 2019.
  • DJ Stockton, LM O’Hara, NN O’Hara, KA Lefaivre, PJ O’Brien, GP Slobogean. High rate of reoperation and conversion to total hip arthroplasty after internal fixation of young femoral neck fractures: A population-based study of 796 patients. Acta Orthopaedica, 2019 vol. 90(1): 21-25.

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