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A 91-year-old member asked:

want to go back to al, but daughters are concerned i will return to old habit of walking without walker/aide. i'm healed from fracture. what can i do?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Coller
Family Medicine 13 years experience
It's your choice : If you've already had a fracture from a fall, then you know how serious it can be - sometimes people never recover from the event. Ultimately, it's up to you whether you use it or not. It can't be their decision no matter what state you're living in. I'm sure that their insistence is only because of their concern for your safety. It's a tremendous blessing to have people that love you.
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Physical therapy: I recommend a physical therapist determine if you would benefit from the use of assistive device when ambulating after your fracture.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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