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A 70-year-old woman is transferred to a ...
Activity level before the fracture
Yeah, I was thinking about that while taking the exam. Just got thrown off because I don't see how that matters, now that they've fractured the femur. How do prior increases in bone density allow for better chances of bone healing?
I solve it like this: So age is 70 (already, nothing we can do to change it), is asking about a predictor of success in the Rehab process (So basically, what this patient did in matter of activity, life style, etc. to have a Good rehab process). So From all the answers the, Activity level is the most likely choice because of the, increase in Bone density(Specially Weigh bearing) and OsteoBlastic activity.