Change in muscle mass and muscle strength after a hip fracture: relationship to mobility recovery.

@article{Visser2000ChangeIM,
  title={Change in muscle mass and muscle strength after a hip fracture: relationship to mobility recovery.},
  author={Marjolein Visser and Tamara B. Harris and K M Fox and William G. Hawkes and J. Richard Hebel and Janet Yu Yahiro and Ragui H Michael and Sheryl Itkin Zimmerman and Jay S. Magaziner},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 8},
  pages={M434-40}
}
BACKGROUND Hip fracture in elderly persons has a serious impact on long-term physical function. This study determines the change in muscle strength and muscle mass after a hip fracture, and the associations between these changes and mobility recovery. METHODS Ninety community-dwelling women aged 65 years and older who had recently experienced a fracture of the proximal femur were included in the study. At 2 to 10 days after hospital admission, the women's grip strength, ankle dorsiflexion… CONTINUE READING