Review decision: December 2015
We checked this guideline and decided that it should be updated at this time. For details, see the update decision, decision matrix and the process for deciding if an update is needed. Details of the update will be available on the guidelines in development webpage in due course. This guideline will be checked again for update at its scheduled time point according to the methods described here.
Next review date: 2017
This guideline offers evidence-based advice on the management of hip fracture from admission to secondary care and through to final return to the community and discharge from specific follow-up.
This guideline was previously called hip fracture: the management of hip fracture in adults.
The introduction to the full guideline and the wording of recommendation 1.1.1 have been amended to clarify how an occult fracture is identified and when an MRI scan should be done.