Proximal femoral fractures account for a large proportion of hospitalization among trauma cases. An overwhelming majority of these patients (>90%) are aged above 50 years. The incidence of these fractures is 2–3 times more in females as compared to male population. They are classified on basis of anatomical location of fracture into: neck of femur fracture, inter-trochanteric fracture and subtrochanteric fracture. Each of these fracture types require different approach to treatment and have their own set of complications and controversies regarding the optimal method of management.
To try and understand the various issues involved in management of Proximal Femoral Fractures and search for answers to the existing contentions in the numerous treatment options available thereby simplifying management protocol, this month’s Clinical Meeting will be focussing on “Proximal femur Fractures”.