Orthopedic Trauma Directions 2005; 3(3): 19-28
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-919112
Clinical topic
© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Hip fractures

Home- or hospital-based rehabilitation 
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Publication Date:
09 December 2005 (online)


It appears that home-based rehabilitation following hip fracture provides similar outcomes to hospital-based rehabilitation with respect to mobility, balance, and physical and mental function. The interventions that made up these comparisons differed by study. Though some interventions were more aggressive than others, outcome differences did not appear clinically significant. Authors caution that care must be taken when considering home-based rehabilitation, ensuring that patients are both physically and mentally stable and have adequate support with respect to caregivers, therapists, nurses, and family members.