Upper Body Yoga Improves Lung Capacity and Coughing Ability in Elderly Patients with Hip Fractures
The application of "upper-body yoga" in elderly patients with acute hip fracture: a prospective, randomized, and single-blind studyJ Orthop Surg Res. 2019 Aug 6;14(1):250.
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Eight-four elderly patients surgically treated for a hip fracture were randomized to receive an upper-body in-bed yoga program or an abdominal deep breathing exercise regimen. The outcomes of interest included forced volume capacity (FVC), peak cough flow (PCF), the Barthel Index and the incidence of complications. Follow up was performed after 1 and 4 weeks of treatment. The results revealed sign...
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