This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
To examine the effects of anabolic steroids on functional outcome (independence, mobility and activities of daily living) after surgical treatment of hip fracture in older people.
The following main comparisons are intended, set in the context of usual or conventional care:
Anabolic steroids versus no or placebo intervention
Anabolic steroids with other intervention (either nutrition or exercises or both) versus no or placebo intervention