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BACKGROUND This report describes changes in eight areas of functioning after a hip fracture, identifies the point at which maximal levels of recovery are reached in each area, and evaluates the sequence of recuperation across multiple functional domains. METHODS. Community-residing hip fracture patients (n = 674) admitted to eight hospitals in Baltimore,(More)
The wrist-palm conduction time for the median and ulnar nerves was determined using antidromic technique in thirty normal subjects. For the median nerve, the conduction time was 1.6 msec. to initial deflection from baseline and 1.7 msec. to peak of the initial negative deflection for the mean plus 2 SD. The median wrist-palm conduction time was then(More)
A prospective outcome study was performed on 270 patients, 65 years of age and older, who sustained a femoral neck fracture and underwent hemiarthroplasty. The treatment compared was the use of a noncemented unipolar versus either a cemented or a press fit bipolar prosthesis. The outcome variables assessed included the occurrence of a postoperative(More)
The Baltimore Hip Studies, a multicenter, noninterventional, observational trial, provided an opportunity to investigate the effects of anesthetic technique on the long-term outcome of elderly patients after hip fracture repair. Detailed interviews assessing functional status and pain were conducted during the hospital stay. Out-of-hospital evaluations were(More)
This report describes a syndrome of compression of the lateral cutaneous nerve of the forearm (LCNF), the distal termination of the musculocutaneous nerve. Three patients presented with pain or numbness along the radial aspect of the distal forearm. There was a history of vigorous upper extremity exercise with elbow extension and arm pronation or resisted(More)
OBJECTIVES Balance and gait are essential to physical functioning and the performance of activities of daily living. The objective of this study was to determine the predictive value of a balance and gait test on subsequent mortality, morbidity, and healthcare utilization among older hip fracture patients. DESIGN A prospective study of hip fracture(More)
Because patients reported concerns regarding the adequacy of pastoral service delivery during their inpatient rehabilitation hospitalization, a study was performed to ascertain the patient's pastoral needs and the extent of pastoral services provided. After discharge from the inpatient rehabilitation hospital, patients were surveyed as to their perceived(More)
Eighty-two patients admitted to a predominantly geriatric inpatient rehabilitation unit were followed throughout their stay in order to document their need for medical management. Their average age was 74.1 years and mean length of stay was 27.9 days. A total of 302 indications for medical intervention (3.7/patient) were found. In addition there were 2.8(More)
Compression of the ulnar nerve across the elbow is a common clinical diagnosis frequently referred for electrodiagnostic evaluation. Motor conduction studies with recording over the abductor digiti minimi and stimulating proximal and distal to the ulnar notch have been the standard technique employed in these evaluations--mean, 60.0 m/s; SD 5.0 m/s. Two(More)
This report describes an antidromic technique for studying conduction in the sensory branch of the musculocutaneous nerve, the lateral cutaneous nerve of the forearm. Surface stimulation was done at the elbow where the nerve becomes superficial, and surface recordings were made 12 cm distally over the course of the nerve. Sixty nerves in 30 normal persons(More)