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What type of rehab is best for a hip fracture in an elderly female?
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Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Physical therapy: Working with a physical therapist to increase range of motion, strength and improve gait is generally recommended. Patients usually start with a walker and progress to a cane or no assistance with time. Early weight bearing is encouraged in most cases.
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Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
Hip Fracture PT: Generally exercises that work on walking and hip strengthening are what's needed.
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Last updated Apr 22, 2018
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