Effects of early mobilization and weight bearing on postoperative walking ability and pain in geriatric patients operated due to hip fracture: a retrospective analysis


KURU T. , Olcar H. A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.50, no.1, pp.117-125, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1906-57
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-125

Abstract

Background/aim: Hip fractures in older adults are associated with high morbidity, mortality, and subsequent hospital costs and decreased quality of life. The objective of this study was to evaluate geriatric patients who underwent partial prosthesis surgery following hip fracture and effects of early mobilization and weight bearing on postoperative walking ability and pain.