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What type of rehab is best for a hip fracture in an elderly female?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
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.
Dr. Daniel Hampton
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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