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Aging and Disease    2014, Vol. 5 Issue (3) : 177-182     DOI: 10.14336/AD.2014.0500177
Hip Fractures in a Geriatric Population - Rehabilitation Based on Patients Needs
Natasa Radosavljevic1, Dejan Nikolic2, *, Milica Lazovic1, Aleksandar Jeremic3
1Institute for Rehabilitation, Belgrade, Serbia
2Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, University Children’s Hospital, Belgrade, Serbia
3McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada
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With an increased life expectancy in humans and thus an increase in the number of the elderly population, the frequency of hip fractures will rise as well. Aside from a higher incidence, hip fractures in a geriatric population is a significant problem due to the possible onset of severe and in some cases dramatic complications and consequences. The primary purpose of treatment and rehabilitation in the elderly after a hip fracture is to improve an individual’s quality of life. It is important to underline that principles and methods of functional restoration after hip fracture should consider careful planning of a rehabilitation program individually for every patient and its implementation with respect to decisions made by the rehabilitation team.

Keywords Hip fractures      Elderly      Rehabilitation     
Corresponding Authors: Dejan Nikolic   
Issue Date: 10 May 2014
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