Hip Fractures pp 287-294 | Cite as


  • Kenneth J. Koval
  • Joseph D. Zuckerman


Early mobilization out of bed after hip fracture surgery is important for the general well-being of the patient; it reduces the risks of deep vein thromboembolism, pulmonary complications, skin breakdown, and decline in mental status.1,2 Mobilization also inspires confidence and encourages the patient on the road to recovery. In addition to early mobilization and ambulation training, treatment goals for the physical therapist include patient training in transfers, improving strength, maintaining balance, and maintaining range of joint motion.


Femoral Neck Internal Fixation Weight Bearing Femoral Neck Fracture Stair Climbing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth J. Koval
    • 1
    • 2
  • Joseph D. Zuckerman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryNYU — Hospital for Joint DiseasesUSA
  2. 2.Orthopaedic SurgeryNYU School of MedicineUSA

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