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World Hip Trauma Evaluation 9 – Blood Cell Salvage Trial

World Hip Trauma Evaluation 9 – Blood Cell Salvage Trial

Every year 65,000 people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland break their hip and undergo surgery. This is a devastating injury for these typically elderly, frail and anaemic patients. As a result of the break and the surgery, 30% of patients require a transfusion of someone else’s donated blood. This can lead to complications, increase the risk of infections (e.g. pneumonia or a wound infection) and increases the length of the hospital stay.

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World Hip Trauma Evaluation

World Hip Trauma Evaluation

Fractures of the proximal femur (hip fractures) are one of the greatest challenges facing the medical community. In 1990, a global incidence of 1.31 million was reported and was associated with 740,000 deaths. Hip fractures constitute a heavy socioeconomic burden worldwide. The cost of this clinical problem is estimated at 1.75 million disability adjusted life years lost, 1.4% of the total healthcare burden in established market economies.

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