Hip fractures

Hip fractures

Hip fractures

Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews

The Cochrane group have undertaken several systematic reviews relating to rehabilitation of hip fracture sufferers:

An editorial, which summarised the findings of these and other Cochrane reviews relating to hip fracture, noted that whilst these results are disappointing, taken in a broader context, the current evidence base does inform how best to manage hip fractures. With regard to mobilisation, the most successful strategies involve more intensive exercise. However, the authors do appeal for high-quality randomised controlled trials to be undertaken. With regard to multidisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation programmes, the authors stated that ‘there is some rationale to justify its adoption, pending further research’.

Other reviews

The following reviews were published after the Cochrane reviews above:

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