Death or immobility often follows hip fractures in nursing homes

June 25, 2014 10:37 AM

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Death or immobility often follows hip fractures in nursing homes

Half of nursing home residents who have a hip fracture either die or lose the ability to walk on their own in the six months after the injury, according to a new study.

Residents older than 90 and those who did not have surgery for the fracture were most likely to die or become completely disabled, researchers found.

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