9. Anaesthesia for Patients Undergoing Hip Fracture Surgery

  1. Ian Johnston2,
  2. William Harrop-Griffiths3 and
  3. Leslie Gemmell4
  1. Richard Griffiths

Published Online: 10 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118227978.ch9

AAGBI Core Topics in Anaesthesia

AAGBI Core Topics in Anaesthesia

How to Cite

Griffiths, R. (2011) Anaesthesia for Patients Undergoing Hip Fracture Surgery, in AAGBI Core Topics in Anaesthesia (eds I. Johnston, W. Harrop-Griffiths and L. Gemmell), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118227978.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, UK

  2. 3

    Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK

  3. 4

    Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, UK

Author Information

  1. Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 NOV 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470658628

Online ISBN: 9781118227978



  • hip fracture surgery, and anaesthesia;
  • effective analgesia, fluid resuscitation;
  • National Hip Fracture Database;
  • anaesthesia in acute management;
  • fascia iliaca block, useful;
  • fracture, surgical fixation;
  • opioid analgesics;
  • blood loss, hip fracture types;
  • hip fracture surgery delay;
  • spinal anaesthesia


• Hip fracture is a common condition.

• Effective analgesia and fluid resuscitation are key early goals in treatment.

• Medical optimization must start immediately.

• A multidisciplinary approach involving surgeons, orthogeriatricians, anaesthetists, nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists is the key to success.

• There should be a ‘hip fracture anaesthesia champion’ in each acute hospital.

• Anaesthetists are vital for the continued care of these patients, from admission to the postoperative period.