Orthopedic Rehabilitation

  • C. David Lin


Hip fractures are one of the most common injuries requiring hospital admission. In the United States, fractures of the hip result in hospitalization, disability, and loss of independence for more than 300,000 persons annually. The incidence of hip fractures is approximately 80 per 100,000, with the incidence increasing with age. Delayed recognition of hip fractures can result in increased morbidity and mortality. One-year mortality rates after a hip fracture are approximately 15 to 20%. Approximately 50% of patients who lived independently before injury are unable to reestablish an independent lifestyle.


Rotator Cuff Shaft Fracture Scaphoid Fracture Proximal Humerus Fracture Continuous Passive Motion 
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Key References and Suggested Additional Reading

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  6. Magee DJ. Orthopedic Physical Assessment, 4th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders, 2002.Google Scholar

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© Humana Press Inc., Totowa, NJ 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. David Lin
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  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineWeill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew York

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