What is it about?
Hip Fracture is a common injury, for the older adult it is particularly traumatic and life changing. Patients and their families are often overwhelmed with hospital stays and the myriad of information given to them, especially at discharge. How can health care professionals help? Read this study
Why is it important?
Health care professionals can facilitate a patient's successful recovery from a fractured hip by providing education, using outcome measurements and post discharge telephone follow up. Patient education is key and telephone coaching ensures a continuity of rehabilitation once they return home. Emphasis is on functional strength, mobility, ambulation, and stair climbing. This triad of intervention improves the quality of life of the patient to have a better recovery and to remain in their own home.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Maureen C. Ashe and Nancy Cho