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A 36-year-old member asked:

how long can i expect my grandmother to remain with us once she begins a outpatient pt program after pelvic fracture?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
6 weeks: Factures take 6 weeks to heal unless she is a slow healer. The pain slows her recovery she should be on a program now to prevent contractures and maintain range of motion and improve strength. Give her time and encouragement because this fracture will depress her. She also needs osteoporosis treatment because a pelvic fracture means she has established osteoporosis.

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