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ISSN: 2161-0533

Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research
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Research Article

Risk Factors Affecting Postoperative Walking Ability Following Hip Fracture Surgery in the Elderly

Takako Nagai* and Akihiro Okawa

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Koishikawa Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

*Corresponding Author:
Takako Nagai
MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Koishikawa Tokyo Hospital
4-45-16 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 112-0022, Japan
Tel: +81-3-3946-5151
Fax: +81-3-3946-2531
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: February 27, 2016; Accepted date: March 23, 2016; Published date: March 30, 2016

Citation: Nagai T, Okawa A (2016) Risk Factors Affecting Postoperative Walking Ability Following Hip Fracture Surgery in the Elderly. Orthop Muscular Syst 5:209. doi:10.4172/2161-0533.1000209

Copyright: © 2016 Nagai T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Hip fractures are frequent in elderly people, and subsequent Activities of Daily Living (ADL) depend on whether practical walking ability is achieved postoperatively. The aim of this study was to examine the factors affecting postoperative walking ability following a hip fracture. A retrospective study of 95 patients (85 females, 10 males, mean age 77.4 ± 10.8 years) was conducted. All patients were operated in our hospital between 2007 and 2014. Information about age, sex, type of fracture, complications, surgical method, preoperative walking ability, preoperative ADL, dementia, osteoporosis treatment, and preoperative wait (days) was obtained from the patients’ clinical records, and factors affecting postoperative walking ability were examined. On logistic regression analysis, age, bone and joint disease, and dementia were significant factors for failure to walk after hip fracture surgery.


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