The predictors of surgical procedure and the effects on functional recovery in elderly with subcapital fractures.

@article{Young1996ThePO,
  title={The predictors of surgical procedure and the effects on functional recovery in elderly with subcapital fractures.},
  author={Yuchi Young and Pearl S. German and Larry J. Brant and John E. Kenzora and Jay S. Magaziner},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={1996},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={M158-64}
}
BACKGROUND It has been demonstrated that the majority of hip fracture patients do not regain their prefracture level of functioning and usually decline in function following fracture. Little is known about the effectiveness of surgical procedure performed (hemiarthroplasty vs internal fixation) on functional recovery of subcapital fracture patients. This study examines the factors related to the type of the surgical procedure chosen and the effect of this selection on physical activities of… CONTINUE READING

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