Case Discussion: Large Volume Blood Loss and Delirium in a Patient With Subtrochanteric Fracture, Dementia, and Multiple Comorbidities

Colleen Christmas, Simon C. Mears, Frederick Sieber, Julie Votsis, Ronald C. Wood, Susan M. Friedman

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Abstract

This case presents a discussion of a 92-year-old man with multiple comorbidities, who presents with a subtrochanteric fracture. His course is complicated by large volume blood loss intraoperatively, requiring intensive care unit (ICU) monitoring postoperatively. His course is also complicated by delirium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-180
Number of pages9
JournalGeriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
Volume2
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • delirium
  • dementia
  • fragility fractures
  • physical therapy
  • systems of care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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