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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Usually surgery: Hip fractures usually refer to proximal femur fractures near the hip joint. Most of these fractures are treated surgically with fixation or a hip rep ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Fall: The most common cause of a hip fracture is from a person sustaining a fall.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
13 years experience in Sports Medicine
Depends: The first thing to determine is whether this fracture requires surgical correction. If it doesn't, then the bone will heal on its own, and pt will be ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Hip groin pain: Hip symptoms are felt in the groin. But a fracture can occur in a variety of areas in the hip and can be felt in general in different areas. A lot of ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
43 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pain: Groin and inner thigh pain, markedly worse with motion. Also pain with or an inability to bear weight.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Take your time: Most fractures heal in 6-8 weeks after fixation. During that time go slow, dont be in a rush, use your walking aid (walker, crutches, cane) do your e ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Minor define: Uncertain what you mean by minor hip fracture. This needs evaluation and careful treatment.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience in Hand Surgery
Pain: Pain, pain. Cant walk or put weight on it.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Surgery: Most hip fractures are treated operatively. The type of implant depends on the type of hip fracture.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Xray : Most hip fractures can be diagnosed with a xray. Some non displaced fractures require a ct scan or single shot mri.
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