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Time to heal for a broken hip

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
29 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
Dr. Audie Rolnick
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Variable: After surgery it depends on the area that was fractured and the blood supply and fixation. Can easily take 3-6 months.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 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
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
18 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3+ months: Recovery from a fractured hip can take up to one year, but the bone is usually healed within 3 months.
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Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Depends on location of the fracture and mode of treatment. Ask your treating orthopedist.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 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 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
24 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Surgery: For almost all patients the treatment of a broken hip requires, screws, plates or rods.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McDonald
16 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hip fracture: Most common symptoms of a fractured hip include lateral hip or groin pain following an injury. Patients typically cannot bear weight on the affected h ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cusick
9 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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