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how do i transport a patient with a broken hip on a plane?

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Dr. Nolan Segal
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Carefully: If the break is stable or has been surgically fixed , just having wheel chair assistance should be adequate. If not you might need air ambulance for transport.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How long will it take to heal a broken hip?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
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 involved to heal.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How long will it take for a broken hip to heal?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
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 case, etc...Conservatively i would say a good 3 months before the hip is "healed".
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How long will it take to recover from a broken hip?

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6 - 12 weeks: Most hip fractures will continue to improve for up a year after the injury. Most require surgery.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How do you make my broken hip socket fell better?

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Time: Some socket (acetabulum) fractures require surgery. Some heal well on their own, but all need six to twelve weeks to heal.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

How do you treat a broken hip?

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Surgery: For almost all patients the treatment of a broken hip requires, screws, plates or rods.

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