Risk of mortality: the relationship with associated injuries and fracture treatment methods in patients with unilateral or bilateral femoral shaft fractures.
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to determine the relative contributions to mortality of a unilateral or a bilateral femoral fracture in patients with or without injuries to other body regions. STUDY DESIGN: An observational cohort study of the prospectively recorded England and Wales Trauma Registry data (Trauma Audit Research Network) from 1989 to 2003. METHODS: Patients were divided into the following groups: UFi (isolated unilateral femur injury), BFi (isolated bilateral femur injury...Expand abstract
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