Intertrochanteric and femoral neck fractures in patients with parkinsonism

S Afr Med J. 1991 Feb 16;79(4):200-2.


Thirty-eight patients with parkinsonism were reviewed after fracture of the hip. The 12-month mortality rate was the same as in other patients with hip fractures but without parkinsonism. However, the morbidity was higher-with loss of independent existence, loss of ambulation and an increased risk of dislocation of the endoprosthesis.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Femoral Neck Fractures / complications*
  • Hip Fractures / complications*
  • Hip Prosthesis
  • Humans
  • Institutionalization
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mortality
  • Parkinson Disease / complications*
  • Time Factors
  • Walking