Silver Book Fact

Six months after a hip fracture, many patients are unable to return to their activities of daily living at pre-fracture status:

  • 49% could dress themselves–compared to 86% before the fracture
  • 32% could move from chair to standing–compared to 90% before
  • 15% could walk independently across the room–compared to 75% before
  • 8% could climb a flight of stairs–compared to 63% before

Marottoli, Richard A., Lisa Berkman, and Leo Cooney. 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, Richard A., Lisa Berkman, and Leo Cooney
Volume & Issue
Volume 40, Issue 9
Pages
861-6
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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