Assessment of functional capability and on-going falls-risk in older institutionalized people after total hip arthroplasty for femoral neck fractures.

PURPOSE To estimate functional capability and attendant falls-risk in older institutionalized people after total hip arthroplasty (THA) for femoral neck fractures. METHODS The study population comprised 149 consecutive patients (F104, M45; mean age 83.4 years) who were permanent residents of nursing care facilities four weeks after THA for femoral neck… CONTINUE READING