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ACE Report #9173
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

High-intensity versus standard physiotherapy for rehabilitation after hip fracture


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

HIP4Hips (High Intensity Physiotherapy for Hip fractures in the acute hospital setting): a randomised controlled trial

Med J Aust. 2016 Jul 18;205(2):73-8

Contributing Authors: LA Kimmel SM Liew JM Sayer AE Holland

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Synopsis

92 patients over the age of 65 with a subcapital or intertrochanteric hip fracture were randomized to either high-intensity postoperative physiotherapy (PT) sessions in addition to usual PT, or usual PT alone. The purpose of this study was to compare the length of time to discharge readiness, functional performance measures, and patient-reported function at follow-up between groups. The results de...

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