Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (2017) 137:1269–1270 DOI 10.1007/s00402-017-2746-3 TRAUMA SURGERY Comment on the article: Hemiarthroplasty versus internal fixation in super‑aged patients with undisplaced femoral neck fractures: a 5‑year follow‑up of randomized controlled trial 1,2 2 1,2 Filip C. Dolatowski · Per‑Henrik Randsborg · Stein Erik Utvåg · 2,3 Rune Bruhn Jakobsen Received: 28 May 2017 / Published online: 14 July 2017 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 We read this paper  on the surgical treatment of undis- The authors reported Harris Hip Scores (HHS) with placed femoral neck fractures with great interest since we corresponding standard deviations (SDs) to assess hip pain are involved in a similar trial (registered at Clinicaltrials. and function in the two treatment groups. There were no gov NCT01770769). The published study is original and significant differences in mean HHS scores at any follow- highly relevant because undisplaced fractures have received up time. The largest difference in HHS between the two far less attention than displaced fractures . Furthermore, groups was recorded after 6 months, with a mean HHS the orthopedic community needs to prepare for an increas- (SD) of 76.18 (12.5) in the IF group (n = 34) and 81.53 ing number of geriatric hip fracture patients as the propor- (11.6) in the HA group (n =
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