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buck s traction for fractured hips

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dunbar
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Surgery, not always: Operative stabilization of femoral shaft fractures has been shown to improve overall outcome in most cases. This is dependent upon the patient being ... Read More

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: While anything is possible, the way that traction is provided during hip arthroscopy minimizes excessive force to the foot/ankle and has the foot in a ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Not common: you need and evaluation .I would need more information about the need for the arthroscopy and whether testing has been done and how that is related to ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: I'm not certain how common it is as a result of hip arthroscopy, but there is a fair chance it will resolve, especially if it occurred recently. Your ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Severe pain: A fracture of the hip is a very painful event- typically caused by a traumatic injury. You will not be able to move the hip without significant pain. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually not: Rarely, the hip fracture will compress upon itself and be stable enough to allow weight bearing, but most of the time, it is too painful to walk on.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: A fractured hip is very painful and any weight bearing is excruciating.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Falls: Some are due to osteoporosis alone and break spontaneously. Others can be due to trauma such as car accidents. A smaller number are caused by cancer.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathan Lilya
8 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If you fell on an already fractured and not yet healed bone, you can certainly do more damage, especially if you fell onto a hard surface. I would ge ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
See an Orthopaedist: Bruised hips will heal with conservative care (rest and therapy) but a fracture may require surgery. Best to see an orthopaedic surgeon and have x-ray ... Read More

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