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Amy J. Litterini



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More than 300,000 elderly people over age 65 required hospitalization due to hip fracture in 2016. More than 95% of hip fractures are the result of falls. Strength training programs are suggested for geriatric patients with surgical fixation following hip fracture. Returning to prior level of function and quality of life is the primary goal of rehabilitation for geriatric patients recovering from a hip fracture. Complex comorbidities such as heart failure, diabetes, and extensive medical history will lead to a poor prognosis for recovery. Literature is limited on adverse responses or hardware failure in physical therapy patients following open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) of hip fracture. The purpose of this case report was to document PT intervention in the recovery process of an older patient with complex comorbidities following ORIF of right femoral neck fracture.

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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Intervention For An Elderly Patient With Comorbidities Following Surgical Fixation Of A Femoral Neck Fracture: A Case Report



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