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life expectancy after hip fracture

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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience 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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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including ex ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
6-8 weeks: Toe fractures usually heal in 6-8 weeks where the fracture has bridging bone on x-ray and the fragments become stable. Swelling may persist for month ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Walk this way.: It would certainly be reasonable to assume that some sort of physio/rehab will be beneficial to a full recovery. The type and extent is based on how y ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Generally, yes: However, It depends on the bone and the location of the fracture. Long bone fractures have better outcomes after osteotomy (rebreak and realignment) ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kahn
43 years experience Podiatry
Weeks: The initial pain should improve within a few weeks but soreness and swelling may be present for several months.Keep pressure off of your foot/ankle an ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
10-16weeks: If there is no complications.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Lisecki
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Conservative: Initial treatment should be topical nsaid (pennsaid, voltaren (diclofenac) gel) and physical therapy. If that fails then add injection of cortisone ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. ISRAEL GRINBERG
41 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Therapy...!!!: Therapy is the answer....Therapeutic exercises, stretching exercises, treadmill, bike , etc.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
14 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hip Fracture: "comminuted" is a term that means multiple pieces. In general a hip fracture itself is a rather severe injury. Usually a "comminuted" fracture means t ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Sounds like: a big operation for serious injury. Pain free ambulation at 3 weeks is pretty good progress. Because of extent of injury and surgical procedure, it ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
1-2 weeks for post o: Be careful here because residual lower extremity swelling could also indicate a blood clot which is not uncommon with hip arthroplasty. It should be ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Majid Jamali
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Bone graft : Consolidation usually takes two months.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
My 2 cents: Typically at one year most patients report little or no pain with good function. Motion at this point is typically as much as you are going to expect ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Hohman Jr
12 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Depends: it is hard to say exactly because I am unsure why you are having the procedure exactly. there is literature to support arthroscopic debridement for s ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Fusion: A fusion requires bone to heal to bone and be correctly aligned and stable. This wil take several months. An implant does not require bones to heal to ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: After years these avulsions r usually stable. If reconstruction is undertaken there a r many things 2 b considered. What's the distance it has 2 b mov ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
It takes bone : 6-8 weeks to heal. Your dr will decide based on X-rays and healing.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
40 years experience Podiatry
AVN: Non weightbearing is the best option but some doctors do perform a core decompression of the talus to try to get it to heal quicker.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
21 years experience Family Medicine
Unclear: If you are unable to flex your knee beyond 45 degrees, there may be a mechanical block. You should see a sports medicine specialist or an orthopedist ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lambarski
19 years experience Podiatry
Successful treatment: A non-union fracture needs to be fully understood for the best surgical outcome. It is helpful to know if this is a vascular or non vascular non-union ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
43 years experience Podiatry
Long time: Treatment of avn of the talar dome can be very challenging both for you and your doctor. Reconstitution (new bone formation) under the talar dome can ... Read More
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