RESEARCH TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES AFTER

HIP FRACTURE FOR OLDER WOMEN

Did You Know?

Many hip fracture patients never return to their pre-fracture level of daily functioning and mobility.

 

 


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What factors contribute to poor recovery after a hip fracture?

  • Persistent muscle weakness

  • Poor Balance

  • Low mood

  • Low blood levels of testosterone (a hormone present in both men and women)

What is the STEP-HI Study about?

Starting a Testosterone and Exercise Program after Hip Injury  (STEP-HI) is testing several strategies that may improve muscle strength, balance, walking ability and quality of life in older women with a recent hip fracture.  Strategies being tested include resistance exercise (with weights) and hormone therapy with topical testosterone.

 

Patient in outpatient therapy at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center


Patient in outpatient therapy at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center

Who can participate?

  1. Women age 65 years and older

  2. Hip fracture within 14 weeks

  3. Living at home or in Assisted Living prior to the fracture and expected to return home

  4. Driving distance to one of the research centers