Correction to: Hemiarthroplasty for neck of femur fractures: to cement or not? A systematic review of literature and meta-analysis

  • Prasoon KumarEmail author
  • Rajesh Kumar Rajnish
  • Deepak Neradi
  • Vishal Kumar
  • Saurabh Agarwal
  • Sameer Aggarwal

Correction to: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology (2019) 29:731–746

The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. The correct information is given below.

In abstract, the last sentence of the “Primary outcomes” section should read as:

Mortality at 1 year was the same in both the groups.

The second paragraph of the “Mortality” section should read as:

We meta-analysed four studies that reported mortality at 1 year [9, 14, 15, 17]. In cemented group, there were 85 deaths out of 319, and in uncemented group, there were 87 deaths out of 340. Analysis showed both the groups to be equivalent [odds ratio 1.07 (95% CI 0.75−1.52 and p = 0.71)] (Fig. 9). This shows that there is no significant difference in the rates of mortality even if cement is used in hemiarthroplasty, further advocating its usage. So 1-year mortality after all may not be such a big consideration to avoid cemented surgeries and prefer uncemented ones.

The last sentence of the “Re‑operation rate” section should read as:

Our analysis showed both groups to be equivalent [odds ratio 0.85 (95% CI 0.41–1.76)] (Fig. 10).

The seventh paragraph of the “Discussion” section should read as:

In terms of mortality at 1 year, the results were equivocal, showing that use of cement may not be after all a hindrance to survival post-hemiarthroplasties. In terms of other secondary outcomes, there was no difference between the groups.

The presentation of Fig. 9 was incorrect. The corrected Fig. 9 is given below.
Fig. 9

Difference in mortality at 1 year


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsPost Graduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia

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