Objective: This study aims to discuss the effects of early rehabilitation nursing on the treatment compliance of and therapeutic effect to elderly patients with fracture of the lower limbs.
Methods: A total of 140 elderly patients with fracture of the lower limbs admitted to our hospital from March 2015 to June 2016 were divided into the control group (n=70) and intervention group (n=70) by the ball-touching method. The control group was treated by conventional nursing, and the intervention group was provided with early rehabilitation nursing. Treatment compliance, HSS scores, Harris scores, and complications were observed and compared.
Results: The control group has significantly lower treatment compliance than the intervention group (p<0.05). The intervention group has significantly higher HSS and Harris scores at 3, 6, and 12 months after the operation than the control group (p<0.05). The control group has significantly higher occurrence rate of complications than the control group (p<0.05).
Conclusions: Early rehabilitation nursing plays an important role in the treatment compliance of and therapeutic effect to elderly patients with fracture of the lower limbs. Early rehabilitation nursing improved the knee and hip joint functions effectively and reduced the occurrence rate of complications. Early rehabilitation nursing is worthy of clinical reference and application.Author(s): Wan-Hong Luo, Yin-Xu Wang, Jian-Rong Wu, Xiao-Juan Wang, Xue-Ming Jing, Jian-Ying Jing