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Economics of Hip Fracture Fixation

Hip fracture is a major public health issue due to an ever increasing ageing population globally. Failure of screw-based fixation in osteoporotic bone has a huge impact on patients' function and independence, adding massively to overall financial costs

Hip Fracture Cost per patient episode

$40,000 (€35,000) per episode due to health and social costs of increased dependency

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The cost of failed fixation

An additional $50,000 (€42,000) per episode of failed fixation, due to revision surgery an...

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Background rate of mechanical failure

'Cut-out' is the single biggest cause of mechanical failure, accounting for 80% of failure...

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Typical savings per hospital 

Reducing the failure rate to 1% (with X-Bolt®) can save hospitals $500,000 per annum

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