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Table 5 Femoral fracture patients: Reported operative procedure by fracture location at discharge

From: Patients with femoral or distal forearm fracture in Germany: a prospective observational study on health care situation and outcome

  Fracture location
Acute-care patients at
discharge (n = 3811)
Cervical
(n = 1744)
Pertrochanteric
(n = 1624)
Subtrochanteric
(n = 160)
Distal
(n = 24)
Other, incl. peripros-thetic,
or unclassified (n = 35)
Combination
(n = 224)
OP yes (%) 1673 (96.3%) 1612 (99.4%) 156 (97.5%) 23 (95.8%) 31 (88.6%) 217 (96.9%)
OP no (%) 65 (3.7%) 10 (0.6%) 4 (2.5%) 1 (4.2%) 4 (11.4%) 7 (3.1%)
Missing (n) 6 2 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation patients at discharge (n = 8590) Cervical (n = 3918) Pertrochanteric (n = 3106) Subtrochanteric (n = 205) Distal (n = 211) Other, incl. peripros-thetic, or unclassified (n = 798) Combination (n = 452)
OP yes (%) 3355 (98.6%) 2652 (99.7%) 175 (100%) 101 (98.1%) 665 (97.2%) 374 (90.8%)
OP no (%) 46 (1.4%) 8 (0.3%) 0 2 (1.9%) 19 (2.8%) 38 (9.2%)
Missing (n) 517 446 30 108 114 40
All femoral fracture patients at discharge Cervical (n = 5662) Pertrochanteric (n = 4730) Subtrochanteric (n = 365) Distal (n = 235) Other, incl. peripros-thetic, or unclassified (n = 833) Combination (n = 676)
Total number of OPs (acute and rehab) 5028 (97.8%) 4264 (99.6%) 331 (98.8%) 124 (97.6%) 696 (96.8%) 591 (92.9%)
Procedure (more than one response possible) % each in reference to total number of known OPs
Nailing 237 (4.7%) 2833 (66.4%) 251 (75.9%) 57 (46.0%) 246 (35.3%) 227 (38.4%)
THP 2046 (40.7%) 105 (2.5%) 17 (5.1%) 11 (8.9%) 191 (27.4%) 105 (17.8%)
Screw or screws 943 (18.8%) 1280 (30.0%) 63 (19.0%) 19 (15.3%) 146 (21.0%) 137 (23.2%)
Intramedullary rod 14 (0.3%) 115 (2.7%) 8 (2.4%) 2 (1.6%) 18 (2.6%) 9 (1.5%)
Monopolar femoral head prosthesis 204 (4.1%) 12 (0.3%) 1 (0.3%) 2 (1.6%) 12 (1.7%) 13 (2.2%)
Bipolar femoral head prosthesis 2011 (40.0%) 72 (1.7%) 8 (2.4%) 2 (1.6%) 150 (21.6%) 111 (18.8%)
Other (incl. ligament suture) 82 (1.6%) 241 (5.7%) 15 (4.5%) 9 (7.3%) 33 (4.7%) 63 (10.7%)
K wire 7 (0.1%) 10 (0.2%) 2 (0.6%) 2 (1.6%) 7 (1.0%) 52 (8.8%)
Plate 112 (2.2%) 496 (11.6%) 53 (16.0%) 46 (37.1%) 71 (10.2%) 70 (11.8%)