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Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra

versión impresa ISSN 1137-6627


DIAZ DE RADA, P; MACHADO, V; VILLAS, C  y  ALFONSO, M. Bilateral hip fracture in a patient with Down syndrome. Anales Sis San Navarra [online]. 2019, vol.42, n.2, pp.231-234.  Epub 02-Mar-2020. ISSN 1137-6627.

There are few published data available about simultaneous bilateral hip fractures. We present the case of a 56-year-old man with Down syndrome and Alzheimer-like dementia with simultaneous bilateral hip fracture. A bilateral partial hip cemented arthroplasty was performed on this patient. The aim was to avoid the partial burden that could be caused by ostheosynthesis, due to the patient’s lack of cooperation arising from his mental deterioration and his problems realizing everyday activities. He was able to walk unaided with complete autonomy until his death fourth years later.

In our experience, one stage surgery for bilateral hip prosthesis is safe and provides good results in patients with severe mental impairment.

Palabras clave : Down syndrome; Bilateral hip fracture; Displaced hip fracture.

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