publication . Article . 2017

Improving community ambulation after hip fracture: protocol for a randomised, controlled trial

Denise Orwig; Kathleen K Mangione; Mona Baumgarten; Michael L. Terrin; Richard H. Fortinsky; Anne M. Kenny; Ann L. Gruber-Baldini; Brock A. Beamer; Ana Tosteson; Michelle Shardell; ...
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017 Journal: Journal of Physiotherapy, volume 63, issue 1, pages 45-46 (issn: 1836-9553, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract Introduction After a hip fracture in older persons, significant disability often remains; dependency in functional activities commonly persists beyond 3 months after surgery. Endurance, dynamic balance, quadriceps strength, and function are compromised, and contribute to an inability to walk independently in the community. In the United States, people aged 65 years and older are eligible to receive Medicare funding for physiotherapy for a limited time after a hip fracture. A goal of outpatient physiotherapy is independent and safe household ambulation 2 to 3 months after surgery. Current Medicare-reimbursed post-hip-fracture rehabilitation fails to retu...
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NIH| Community Ambulation Following Hip Fracture
  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 1R01AG035009-01A1
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