Recumbent cycling to improve outcomes in people with hip fracture: a feasibility randomized trial
Catherine M Said, Marisa Delahunt, Andrew Hardidge, Paul Smith, Phong Tran, Luke McDonald, Emmanuel Kefalianos, Cathy Daniel, Sue Berney
BMC GERIATRICS | BMC | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: Early mobilization after surgery is a key recommendation for people with hip fracture, however this is achieved by only 50% of people. Recumbent bike riding has been used in other populations with limited mobility and has potential to allow early exercise in people post hip fracture. The primary aim of this pilot trial was to demonstrate the feasibility of a trial protocol designed to determine the effect of early post-operative cycling in bed on outcomes in people with hip fracture. METHODS: Single-blinded, multi-site randomized controlled pilot trial. Fifty-one people with hip fracture were recruited within 4 days of surgery from two sites in Victoria. Participants were randoml..View full abstract
This study was funded by the Austin Medical Research Foundation and The University of Melbourne.