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How long will it take to recover from a broken hip

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 - 12 weeks: Most hip fractures will continue to improve for up a year after the injury. Most require surgery.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Depends on where it is..But the none will heal in 10-12 weeks but functionally you will be in rehab and gaining strength for over a year...
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
6 months: It depends on the type and severity of the fracture. Generally 12 weeks to heal & 12 weeks of rehab.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 -12 weeks: It takes about six weeks for the bone to become structurally solid, but can take an extended period of time for all the muscles, ligaments and tendons ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Months?: Depending upon the nature of the injury; and the skill of the orthopedist who repaired it(if surgery was needed), and the physical therapist on the ca ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Depends...: Best to pose this query to an orthopedist; but conservatively speaking total rehab time is probably 3-4 months.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
8 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Absolutely: When treated quickly and correctly, many hip fractures will heal to their pre-injury status. Of course, the time to heal is quite variable and depends ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Itcdepends on what type and how bad the fracture is. Most of the procedures are quite routine . As with any surgery thee are risks. Recovery is 3-6 mo ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Depends on location of the fracture and mode of treatment. Ask your treating orthopedist.

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