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hip fractures in the elderly prognosis

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Many things!: An osteoportic hip fracture can be lethal, especially for women. It causes death in almost as many women who die from breast cancer. Osteoporosis is ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Gait traning : You will probably get you out of bed and moving on the first day after surgery. Physical therapy will initially focus on range of motion and strengthe ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
High risk. Complic: Fractured hips don't allow pts to stand up and walk. Some times the fracture send fat into the bloodstream ( fat embolism) killing pt. Immobilization ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
17 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Physical Therapy: Most elderly patients experience a mild regression in their ambulatory status after a hip fracture. Regular physical therapy is an important factor i ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Weeks: If untreated, the pain from ahip fracture will last for several weeks until the bone heals nearly completely. Evan after healing, if the fracture he ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
7 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Geriatric hip fx: The fracture itself isn't what is life-threatening but the events following the fracture and immobility are. Being immobile and elderly leads to pneum ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Physical therapy: Working with a physical therapist to increase range of motion, strength and improve gait is generally recommended. Patients usually start with a walk ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clive Segil
57 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: Throbophlebitis is not that painful he needs a complete examination by an experienced orthopaedic surgeon.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Usually very good: If the 85 year is in good health and was mobile before the accident she will make excellent recovery once the surgical fixation is done. There is ofte ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fair: Radiation and tumors will weaken the hip and can predispose people to fractures. If the cancer has been eradicated, the fracture should heal with pro ... Read More

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