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can I walk if I have a broken hip

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
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3 months: Ambulation is started immediately post op with limited weight bearing initially at first. Hopefully by 3 months walking is fairly good although an ass ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Next Day: There are typically 4 types of orthopedic implants for hip fractures. 1. Cannulated screws 2. Sliding hip screw 3. Cephalomedullary nail and 4. Parti ... Read More
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Dr. Todd Woltman
29 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Depends on how it is fixed. In most cases immediately.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
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It varies: It depends on the nature, severity, & type of break as well as the general condition of the person and bone quality. On average 8-12 weeks.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Partial weight: To play it safe, I recommend that you use partial wt on the leg using cructhes, gradually increasing weight as you toleate. Even if you do not feel pa ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me Explain: If she was walking before she will be able to walk again , it just take more time and physical therapy..
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Need info to answer: You need to make sure you follow your surgeons recommendations on the hip precautions he or she recommends. Remove through rugs from the floors. Use ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Higher risk: Post surgical patients in particular lower extremity surgeries have higher risk of DVT for up to 3-4 months following surgery. If you fly be sure to g ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: A broken hip at any age is serious. It is a reflection of the overall condition of a patient. It often means that there is enough going on to allow a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McDonald
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: If you had surgery, it depends on the type of surgery and fracture. The bone may not have healed, the ball (femoral head) may not have a good blood s ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
It isn't the surgery: The actual surgery for a broken hip rarely is the direct source of death or complications. The direct risks of the surgery are infection, bleeding, a ... Read More

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