KNEE Study: KNee Fracture Evaluation in OldEr Patients
The care of fragility fractures within the United Kingdom (UK) has evolved significantly over the past 20 years.
Fractures around the knee (i.e., distal femur, proximal tibia) account for up to 5% of operatively managed fragility fractures. There are a number of treatment options including casting, external fixation, internal fixation with a plate or a nail, or replacement.
At present, there is no data as to which option provides the best outcomes for patients, or data as to which options are routinely performed in the UK population. Additionally, whilst data regarding hip fracture care is captured via the national hip fracture database (NHFD), there is no routine data collection within this patient group.
What we are doing
The KNEE study is a multi-centre prospective service evaluation examining the epidemiology, treatment decision making, operative techniques and peri-operative optimisation of older patients presenting with fractures around the knee.
All patients aged 60 and over presenting to a participating centre with a proximal tibia or distal femoral fracture are eligible for inclusion.
Mr Tim Brock
Mr Paul Rodham
AO UK and I
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with BOTA