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(OBQ13-2) A 86-year-old man slips on the ice and falls sustaining the injury shown in Figure A. He has Type 2 diabetes mellitus, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, end-stage renal disease on dialysis and chronic obstructive lung disease. All of the following variables are associated with increased mortality at one year EXCEPT: REVIEW TOPIC
FIGURES: A          

1. Intertrochanteric fracture
2. Two or more pre-existing medical conditions
3. Age of eighty-five years or more
4. Male gender
5. Operative fixation within 48 hours

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