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

Project number: 
15-144
Approval date: 
Monday, November 2, 2015
Principal Investigator: 
Stockton,David
Institution: 
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?

Hypotheses:
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.

Publications: 

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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