Hip fracture mainly occurs in older people. Strategies to improve mobility include gait retraining, various forms of exercise and muscle stimulation.


To evaluate the effects of different interventions for improving mobility after hip fracture surgery in adults.

Search methods

We searched the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group Specialised Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE and other databases, and reference lists of articles, up to April 2010.

Selection criteria

All randomised or quasi-randomised trials comparing different mobilisation strategies after hip fracture surgery.

Data collection and analysis

The authors independently selected trials, assessed risk of bias and extracted data. There was no data pooling.


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