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Mobility after proximal femoral fracture: the relevance of leg extensor power, postural sway and other factors.

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We studied 40 previously healthy women (median age 83 years 90% central range 77-90) 1 week after surgical fixation of their proximal femoral fracture to establish the significance of leg extensor power, postural sway, age, pre-injury mobility and fracture type in recovery of walking and stair-climbing ability. Subjects demonstrated a range of walking and stair-climbing abilities. Those not mobile all had sway greater than 40.9 cm/1 min and were more likely to have suffered a trochanteric fra...

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10.1093/ageing/24.4.308

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
Age and ageing
Volume:
24
Issue:
4
Pages:
308-314
Publication date:
1995-07-05
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EISSN:
1468-2834
ISSN:
0002-0729
URN:
uuid:bf6fe2e3-04d4-44fe-acf1-478bf7ecfd82
Source identifiers:
108918
Local pid:
pubs:108918

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