|Femoral neck fractures of the hip are very common intracapsular fracture at old age, and occur most commonly in women older than age 65 years. This fracture poses a significant health care problem, with a worldwide annual incidence of approximately 1.7 million which is expected to triple in the next 50 years as the population ages. Due to hip joint anatomy and physiology, the incidence of direct complications such as osteonecrosis of femoral head or fracture nonunion is very high. Furthermore the incidence of immobilityrelated, long term complications such as thromboembolic events, aspiration pneumonia and pressure sores are high, sometimes leading to preventable deaths. Hemiarthroplasty with cementless Austin Moore prosthesis is a safe operation with low incidence of perioperative and late complication. It should be reserved for elderly debilitated patients.
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