Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research

Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0533

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Abstract

Risk Factors Affecting Postoperative Walking Ability Following Hip Fracture Surgery in the Elderly

Takako Nagai and Akihiro Okawa

Hip fractures are frequent in elderly people, and subsequent Activities of Daily Living (ADL) depend on whether practical walking ability is achieved postoperatively. The aim of this study was to examine the factors affecting postoperative walking ability following a hip fracture. A retrospective study of 95 patients (85 females, 10 males, mean age 77.4 ± 10.8 years) was conducted. All patients were operated in our hospital between 2007 and 2014. Information about age, sex, type of fracture, complications, surgical method, preoperative walking ability, preoperative ADL, dementia, osteoporosis treatment, and preoperative wait (days) was obtained from the patients’ clinical records, and factors affecting postoperative walking ability were examined. On logistic regression analysis, age, bone and joint disease, and dementia were significant factors for failure to walk after hip fracture surgery.

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