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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 482
Authors' reply

1 Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2 Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Date of Web Publication18-Aug-2011

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Simunovic N, Devereaux P J, Bhandari M. Authors' reply. Indian J Orthop 2011;45:482

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Simunovic N, Devereaux P J, Bhandari M. Authors' reply. Indian J Orthop [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Dec 7];45:482. Available from:

We thank the authors for their comments [1] and additional data presented. This work is highly relevant and confirms the impact of surgical delay on mortality in hip fracture patients. The authors' work further highlights the variability in observational data and the difficultly in distinguishing the effect of surgical delay alone. We, therefore, maintain that "the effect of preoperative timing on mortality and other important patient outcomes across various age groups remains controversial and may warrant a large randomized controlled trial to offer clear insights into the effects associated with early versus delayed surgery among hip fracture patients." [2]

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1.Sebestyén A, Boncz I. The separate or combined evaluation of co-morbidities have a different effect on the role of surgical delay on 1 year mortality. Indian J Orthop 2011;45:481-2.  Back to cited text no. 1
2.Simunovic N, Devereaux PJ, Bhandari M. Surgery for hip fractures: Does surgical delay affect outcomes? Indian J Orthop 2011;45:27-32.  Back to cited text no. 2
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Correspondence Address:
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