AbstractA prospective outcome study was performed of 100 hip fracture patients at an urban medical center in the United States. After hospitalization 19% were discharged to a rehabilitation facility and 59% were discharged home. At a mean follow-up of 8 months, 81% of patients lived at home, compared to 89% who lived at home prior to the fracture. At follow-up 71% of the patients were able to walk...
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