Modernising Hip Fracture Anaesthesia
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
Issue: Suppl-7, M3
First Page: 1190
Last Page: 1199
Publisher ID: TOORTHJ-11-1190
Article History:Received Date: 03/03/2017
Revision Received Date: 20/6/2017
Acceptance Date: 22/06/2017
Electronic publication date: 31/10/2017
Collection year: 2017`
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Hip fracture carries a 30-day mortality of around 8% in the United Kingdom. This figure has remained relatively unchanged despite modern developments in anaesthetic technique. These range from improvements in perioperative analgesia and mortality scoring systems, changes to intra-operative anaesthetic technique and strategies to reduce the requirement for blood transfusion. In this article, we review the current literature on the perioperative management of patients undergoing hip fracture surgery including some of the current controversies.