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The hip fracture incidence in the city of Lund and its rural surroundings was studied for the years 1966, 1972, 1981, and 1986. The total incidence increased from 3.3 to 5.1 per 1,000 inhabitants above 50 years of age. For persons more than 80 years old, the incidence almost doubled from 13.2 to 25.5, i.e., this group represented the entire increase in(More)
Twenty hip fracture patients aged 50-64 years were compared with healthy, age- and sex-matched controls concerning balance capacity in standing and in walking. As a whole, the hip fracture patients had many concomitant diseases and low functional capacity. The patients studied did not differ from their controls as regards reported vision, hearing, and other(More)
A quantitative battery of tests for standing balance is needed in the assessment of functional impairments. The aims of the present study were to obtain stabilometric reference values for healthy females and males, 20-64 years of age, on a stable computerized force platform (AMTI) and to relate the balance data thus obtained to some traditional functional(More)
We investigated, by studying medical records, background factors and consequences of accidental falls of patients 65-74 years who attended the Department of Orthopedics' emergency clinic in Lund. We also assessed possible prevention measures. Fractures occurred in three quarters of the registered falls. Women were more prone to sustain fractures than men.(More)
A questionnaire was distributed to 159 patients with cervical or trochanteric hip fractures about the cause of their accident, their health status, and various social factors. The purpose was to compare background factors in hip fracture patients with factors in subjects without hip fracture. The responses from 102 patients were compared with 102 age- and(More)
The Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM), an instrument comprising five dimensions devised by Russell and co-workers (7) to measure gross motor function in children with cerebral palsy (CP) or brain damage, enables changes in performance status to be evaluated after therapy or when monitored over time. We analysed its inter-rater and intra-rater reliability(More)
The routine follow-up of hip fracture patients was transferred from the Orthopaedic Department, Lund University Hospital, to the primary health care districts in 1985. The medical state and social functions of all 298 patients during the first 12 months of the follow-up rehabilitation programme were registered. Before fracture, 61% lived in their own homes,(More)
Previously [The abstract has been shortened somewhat, and the headings removed, in order to conform to journal style], we have observed vestibular asymmetry in about one-third of healthy senior citizens and in about two-thirds of subjects with previous hip fractures and no other significant ailments. Wrist fractures are considered a harbinger of hip(More)
A special gait-training programme, combining a psychological therapeutic approach with methods in physiotherapy and body awareness, was used to re-educate nine unilateral trans-femoral amputees. All were rehabilitated trauma or tumour amputees with an age of 16-60 years. They had worn prostheses for more than 18 months. The re-education aimed at integrating(More)
This study was designed to compare assessment with the functional outcome measures Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM) and Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) over time, in children with cerebral palsy (CP) undergoing selective dorsal rhizotomy combined with individualised physiotherapeutic interventions. Using the Gross Motor Function(More)