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Stopping of the routine check x-ray post hip hemiarthroplasty for intra-capsular neck of femur fractures

1 - Safe and sustainable practice 2 - Reduced demand on radiology departments 3 - Reduced demand on nursing / portering staff 4 - Cost saving for the trust 5 - Potential for reduced transmission of airborne / droplet infection around the hospital Having audited our last 3 years data, including 960 hemiarthroplasties, we noted that the rate of complications picked up on the check x-ray was just 0.1% (1 case of dislocation) and within our overall 1.25% complication rate, the vast...

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Andy Jones

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Joined this community on Jun 3, 2020

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