Total Hip Replacement, Joint Replacement, and Hip Fracture

  • Idit Matot
  • Shaul Beyth


Surgical treatment of hip fracture is a well-known medical emergency in the elderly. Similar to arthroplasty, this operation is performed to acutely restore function and decrease pain. Although the anatomic approach, instrumentation, and final mechanical results of hip fracture repair are similar to what occurs with hip arthroplasty, major differences between the two patient populations exist and create differences in perioperative management.


Total Knee Arthroplasty Nerve Block Total Knee Replacement Femoral Nerve Block Sciatic Nerve Block 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Idit Matot
    • 1
  • Shaul Beyth
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care MedicineHadassah Hebrew University Medical CenterJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryHadassah Hebrew University Medical CenterJerusalemIsrael

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