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exercise training, hip fracture



  1. Peterson, Margaret G. E. PhD
  2. Ganz, Sandy B. PT
  3. Allegrante, John P. PhD
  4. Cornell, Charles N. MD


More than 300,000 people are hospitalized each year for the treatment of hip fracture. It has been reported that mortality rates are as high as 25% for the first year following a hip fracture. The probability of a significant decline in functional independence is high. A Cochrane review concluded that reports of randomized controlled trials did not provide robust evidence of the impact of rehabilitation programs for people who had sustained a hip fracture. This article describes the functional outcome in a randomized controlled trial of implementing a high-intensity exercise training program twice a week for 8 weeks for people who underwent surgical repair of a hip fracture following a mechanical fall.