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Leg extension power deficit and mobility limitation in women recovering from hip fracture.

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OBJECTIVE: After hip fracture, muscle strength and power remain persistently poor, especially in the fractured leg. This study explores whether asymmetrical leg extension power (LEP) deficit affects mobility in women after proximal femoral fracture (PFF). DESIGN: In this observational study, LEP of both legs, 10- and 50-foot walking speed, and stair-climbing speed were measured in 43 women, aged 73-96, at 1 and 13 wks after surgical repair of PFF. Asymmetrical LEP deficit was calculated as (...

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Portegijs, E More by this author
Sipilä, S More by this author
Rantanen, T More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Journal:
American journal of physical medicine and rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists
Volume:
87
Issue:
5
Pages:
363-370
Publication date:
2008-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1537-7385
ISSN:
0894-9115
URN:
uuid:6666ce42-427c-4dd9-9bee-ba384b31f8e2
Source identifiers:
109030
Local pid:
pubs:109030

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