The hidden blood loss after hip fracture

G H Smith, Jerry Tsang, S G Molyneux, T O White

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Despite advances in surgical and anaesthetic techniques the mortality after hip fracture has not significantly changed in the last 40 years. Pre-operative anaemia is a risk factor for peri-operative death. We speculate that a significant proportion of the blood loss related to hip fractures has occurred prior to surgery. Identifying patients at risk of pre-operative anaemia can facilitate appropriate medical optimisation. This study is unique in its attempt to quantify the blood loss associated with the initial hip injury.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-5
Number of pages3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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  • Hidden blood loss in hip fractures

    Smith, G. H., Tsang, J., Molyneux, S. & White, T., 13 May 2011, In: Orthopaedic Proceedings. 93, B, p. 94 1 p.

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