Update information

Update information

January 2023: We have reviewed the evidence for the management of intracapsular hip fracture and femoral component design used for hemiarthroplasties, and updated our recommendations. These recommendations are marked [2023]. We also made 2 new recommendations for research.

In some cases, minor changes have been made to the wording of other recommendations to bring the language and style up to date, without changing the meaning. We also made a clarification in recommendation 1.6.9 because of changes to the AO classification. This is marked [2011, amended 2023] and it last had an evidence review in 2011.

Recommendations marked [2011],[2011, amended 2014] last had an evidence review in 2011. Recommendations marked [2017] last had an evidence review in 2017.

May 2017: Recommendations have been updated on the surgical management of hip fracture. These are marked as [2017]. A link was added to recommendation 1.6.4 on cemented implants to highlight safety guidance.

Where recommendations end [2011] or [2011, amended 2014], the evidence has not been reviewed since the original guideline.

March 2014: 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.

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