Extended exercise rehabilitation after hip fracture improves patients' physical function: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Auais2012ExtendedER,
  title={Extended exercise rehabilitation after hip fracture improves patients' physical function: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Mohammad A Auais and Owis Eilayyan and Nancy E. Mayo},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={92 11},
  pages={
          1437-51
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although the principal goal of hip fracture management is a return to the pre-event functional level, most survivors fail to regain their former levels of autonomy. One of the most effective strategies to mitigate the fracture's consequences is therapeutic exercise. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to review and quantify the reported effects of an extended exercise rehabilitation program offered beyond the regular rehabilitation period on improving physical functioning for… CONTINUE READING

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