Resolving controversies in hip fracture care : the need for large collaborative trials in hip fractures

Bhandari, Mohit, Sprague, Sheila, Schemitsch, Emil H., International Hip Fracture Research Collaborative and Page, Richard 2009, Resolving controversies in hip fracture care : the need for large collaborative trials in hip fractures, Journal of orthopaedic trauma, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 479-484, doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e3181a772e3.

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Title Resolving controversies in hip fracture care : the need for large collaborative trials in hip fractures
Author(s) Bhandari, Mohit
Sprague, Sheila
Schemitsch, Emil H.
International Hip Fracture Research Collaborative
Page, RichardORCID iD for Page, Richard
Journal name Journal of orthopaedic trauma
Volume number 23
Issue number 6
Start page 479
End page 484
Total pages 6
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2009-07
ISSN 0890-5339
Keyword(s) hip fracture
multicenter collaboratives
Summary Summary: Hip fractures are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and the burden of disability associated with hip fractures globally vindicates the need for high-quality research to advance the care of patients with hip fractures. Historically, large, multi-centre randomized controlled trials have been rare in the orthopaedic trauma literature. Similar to other medical specialties, orthopaedic research is currently undergoing a paradigm shift from single centre initiatives to larger collaborative groups. This is evident with the establishment of several collaborative groups in Canada, in the United States, and in Europe, which has proven that multi-centre trials can be extremely successful in orthopaedic trauma research.

Despite ever increasing literature on the topic of his fractures, the optimal treatment of hip ftractures remains unknown and controversial. To resolve this controversy large multi-national collaborative randomized controlled trials are required. In 2005, the International Hip Fracture Research Collaborative was officially established following funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research International Oppurtunity Program with the mandate of resolving controversies in hip fracture management. This manuscript will describe the need, the information, the organization, and the accomplishments to date of the International Hip Fracture Research Collaborative.
Language eng
DOI 10.1097/BOT.0b013e3181a772e3
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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