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Changes in lower urinary tract symptoms following surgery for fractured neck of femur

Pauline Chiarelli, Julie Byles, Lynne Parkinson, Richard Gibson

There is evidence to suggest that bladder control problems develop following fractured neck of femur and its subsequent management, yet there are scant data available on factors associated with change in continence status in this patient group. This baseline study aimed to examine the prevalence of, or changes to, existing bladder control problems in 74 patients undergoing surgical fixation of fractured neck of femur at 5 days and 12 weeks post-operatively and to explore the associated risk factors. Follow up data were obtained for 56 patients and significant changes to continence status were found.

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