Toward a meaningful definition of recovery after hip fracture: Comparing two definitions in community-dwelling older adults.


Auais, M., Morin, S. N., Finch, L., Ahmed, S., & Mayo, N. (2018). Toward a Meaningful Definition of Recovery After Hip Fracture: Comparing Two Definitions for Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation99(6), 1108-1115.


  • We should rethink the definition of recovery after hip fractures in research and clinical practice.
  • A standardized definition of recovery can improve our understanding of the recovery process and help take clinical decisions.
  • The ability to climb stairs can be used as an indicator of physical functional recovery after hip fracture.
  • Climbing stairs reflects functional reserve and is strongly associated with patients’ quality of life.

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