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Physiotherapy after a hip fracture for people with dementia

How can we ensure the optimal intervention?

Falls and hip fractures are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in elderly, with up to 59% moving into long term care after. Hip fractures are 2.7 times more likely for those with dementia in comparison to age matched controls.

Therefore, a comprehensive review of the literature was carried out to identify the evidence base for physiotherapy interventions post hip fracture for people with dementia.

Although the benefits of multidisciplinary rehabilitation to support optimal functional independence are recognized, the current lack of RCTs and reviews of physiotherapy interventions limits our professional ability to draw conclusions.

This highlights the need for further research to determine the most effective (combination of) interventions.

> From: Hall et al., Physiotherapy 103 (2018-02-20 19:16:29) 361-368 . All rights reserved to Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Click here for the online summary.

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