Mobility improvement in the first 6 postoperative weeks in orthogeriatric fracture patients

Type: Journal

Year: 2021

Authors: Alexander M Keppler, Jenny Holzschuh, Daniel Pfeufer, Johannes Gleich, Carl Neuerburg, Christian Kammerlander, Wolfgang Böcker, Julian Fürmetz

Physical activity is a relevant outcome parameter in orthopedic surgery, that can be objectively assessed. Until now, there is little information regarding objective gait parameters in the orthogeriatric population. This study focuses on the first 6 weeks of postoperative rehabilitation, and delivers objective data about gait speed and step length in typical orthogeriatric fracture patterns.