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Kirsten Buchanan



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Background: Hip fractures occur in approximately 341,000 persons each year in the U.S. Hip fractures at a young age are uncommon and are usually the result of a high-velocity injury or, rarely, secondary to bone pathology. Morbidity associated with an inability to return to a pre-fracture level of mobility often results in a loss of independence, reduction in quality of life, and depression. There is a lack of available literature on the physical therapy management of hip fractures in the younger patient population. Purpose: The purpose of this case report was to investigate the physical therapy management of a 28 year old male who had sustained a femoral neck fracture. A combined approach of aquatic and land based therapeutic exercise was used.

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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Outcomes In A 28 Year Old Male With A Femoral Neck Fracture Using Aquatic And Land-Based Therapeutic Exercise: A Case Study



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