• Prognostic Implications of Predischarge Assessment of Gait Speed After Hip Fracture Surgery

    1 month ago - By LWW

    Background and Purposes:
    Hip fracture represents one of the most severe injuries in the older adults. In long-term survivors, disability is common and walking ability may be considered an important predictor of functional recovery. We investigated whether 4-m gait speed, assessed in older persons early after surgical repair of hip fracture, could predict functional recovery and subsequent development of major clinical outcomes.
    Methods:
    This was a prospective cohort study. We included adults older than 65 years, admitted to a community acute care hospital with hip fracture, undergoing...
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