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Six months after a hip fracture, only 15% of patients can walk across a room without assistance.

Marottoli R, Berkman L, Cooney Jr. L. Decline in Physical Function Following Hip Fracture. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1992; 40(9): 861-6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1512379

Reference

Title
Decline in Physical Function Following Hip Fracture
Publication
J Am Geriatr Soc
Publication Date
1992
Authors
Marottoli R, Berkman L, Cooney Jr. L
Volume & Issue
Volume 40, Issue 9
Pages
861-6
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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