Mini Review
Volume 13 Issue 6 - 2022
Hip Fracture Muscle Associations: Examining 70 Years of Evidence in Favor of More Targeted and Timely Muscle Oriented Prevention and Intervention Approaches
Ray Marks*
Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, USA
*Corresponding Author: Ray Marks, Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, USA.
Received: May 02, 2022; Published: May 18, 2022


Background: Hip fracture injuries, surgery, preventive and rehabilitation efforts over the years have not yielded commensurate returns despite their laudable goals and great need.

Aim: This mini review aimed to examine support for the hypothesis that the routine evaluation and treatment of muscle as indicated both before and after a hip fracture injury occurs will yield more desirable outcomes than not.

Methods: A descriptive overview and analysis of all multiple available English language related papers housed in key data bases was undertaken in an effort to support this hypothesis.

Results: Although data stemming from longitudinal studies, as well as from randomized placebo controlled trials are limited, and highly diverse, cumulative findings appear to support a need for more careful routine evaluation of muscle attributes in high risk adults, followed by well-founded targeted long-term muscle related interventions to improve functioning and minimize falls risk, and hence the immense and innumerable challenges associated with sustaining one or more hip fractures among the elderly.

Conclusion: More carefully conceived preclinical as well as longitudinal studies of the possible negative influence of various aspects of muscle in the hip fracture disability cycle among larger more diverse samples are strongly indicated.

Keywords: Aging; Falls; Hip Fracture; Muscles; Prevention; Sarcopenia; Surgery


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Citation: : Ray Marks. “Hip Fracture Muscle Associations: Examining 70 Years of Evidence in Favor of More Targeted and Timely Muscle Oriented Prevention and Intervention Approaches”. EC Orthopaedics 13.6 (2022): 18-30.

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