Postoperative ambulatory level after hip fracture in the elderly predicts survival rate

Citation
K. Imura et al., Postoperative ambulatory level after hip fracture in the elderly predicts survival rate, ARCH ORTHOP, 120(7-8), 2000, pp. 369-371
Citations number
20
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Ortopedics, Rehabilitation & Sport Medicine
Journal title
ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY
ISSN journal
0936-8051 → ACNP
Volume
120
Issue
7-8
Year of publication
2000
Pages
369 - 371
Database
ISI
SICI code
0936-8051(200006)120:7-8<369:PALAHF>2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the ambulatory level prem orbid or at discharge reflected the survival rate better Ambulatory level w as retrospectively evaluated as a postoperative indicator of survival rate following operative treatment in 301 consecutive patients over 65 years old . All of the patients were followed up for a mean of 62 months. The postope rative ambulatory level at discharge reliably reflected the survival rate i n the elderly after hip fracture, better than the premorbid ambulatory leve l. It is confirmed that the planning of the operation and rehabilitation to maintain the premorbid ambulatory level after hip fracture might be critic al.