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The are no bed rails at nursing home; bed was lowered to the floor. Is that safe if pelvic fracture?

The are no bed rails at nursing home; bed was lowered to the floor. Is that safe if pelvic fracture?

Yes: It's probably the safest thing to do if there are no bed rails. The firm support is good and it is impossible to fall out of bed if the patient forgets where she is. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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92 in nursing homex3mo after pelvic fracture. Daughter was told everyone is dnr, full code is inhumane, breaks ribs so she had md cancel my request?!

92 in nursing homex3mo after pelvic fracture. Daughter was told everyone is dnr, full code is inhumane, breaks ribs so she had md cancel my request?!

Oh no: Your request is your request. Unless you have been deemed incapable of making your own decisions, you can have any life saving measures as you want. Make it clear that it is your request and decision. A pelvic fracture is usually stable and heals just fine. In fact, other than the pain from walking, it is safe to skip on out of there (figure of speech, not easily done). ...Read more

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Pelvic floor dysfunction (urine inconsistent and constipation) after accident and stable pelvic fracture, how to treat? Doctor saying rest.

Pelvic floor dysfunction (urine inconsistent and constipation) after accident and stable pelvic fracture, how to treat? Doctor saying rest.

Kegel Exercises: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org for a description of these easy (and private) exercises. Just put "Kegel Exercises" in the search window. They don't help everyone, but they don't hurt anyone. ...Read more

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How many days after pelvic fracture before I can go back to assisted living?

How many days after pelvic fracture before I can go back to assisted living?

Non displaced ?: If non displaced and able to weight bear, they may let you go home soon. Pain control can be a challenge and walk you must to avoid complications. ...Read more

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They sent me to a rehab center for pt for pelvic fracture. Why can't I go home?

They sent me to a rehab center for pt for pelvic fracture. Why can't I go home?

Can you walk?: There is usually no attempt to pin or surgically manage pelvic fractures. If you are able to walk, manage at home, do your shopping and self care without too much pain, then probably you do not require in patient rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Have you seen research about how having a plate in for pelvic fracture affects childbirth?

Have you seen research about how having a plate in for pelvic fracture affects childbirth?

Yes: Normal childbirth requires the ligaments to stretch to let the baby pass. If a plate bridges one of the expansion joints then c section may be needed. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Physical therapy after pelvic fracture?

Physical therapy after pelvic fracture?

Usually: Depends on the type of pelvic fracture and treatment required. At the least, therapy for gait training is usually recommended. Sometimes more involved therapy for range of motion, balance, and strengthening is recommended. ...Read more

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Had a pelvic fracture tru mtr acdnt nd has been doing as instructed by my doctor itz been 3 monts nd stll feel pains @ my pelvis nd my back..Pls y?

Had a pelvic fracture tru mtr acdnt nd has been doing as instructed by my doctor itz been 3 monts nd stll feel pains @ my pelvis nd my back..Pls y?

Car accidents: Are pretty traumatic and there is often "whiplash" which can take its toll on your nerves. You need to discuss this with your doctor, see if you are healing properly and what can be done for pain management. ...Read more

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Can a person with a pelvic fracture sit?

Can a person with a pelvic fracture sit?

Sitting: Yes a person with a pelvic fracture can sit up in bed or in a chair. If the pelvis fracture is shifted significantly from its original position it should be fixed so sitting is balanced. ...Read more

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How can I use pool in pt for pelvic fracture?

A pool can give: Buoyancy where the upward force of the water reduces the net effect of gravity upon your pelvis. So if you are in a situation where you need to limit or reduce weight upon your pelvis the pool can help. You should only do this if instructed and in a safe supervised environment and with a physicians and therapists guidance. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a soft pelvic fracture?

How long does it take to heal a soft pelvic fracture?

6-12 weeks: I am assuming you mean a small crack to the pelvic bones. Nondisplaced, or minimally displaced pelvic fractures usually heal within 6-12 weeks. During that time, you should refrain from heavy lifting and stair climbing. But low impact exercises such as walking, or swimming should be encouraged as tolerated. ...Read more

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How often is optimal for pt for someone with pelvic fracture?

How often is optimal for pt for someone with pelvic fracture?

Immediate and contin: I can not emphasize enough to begin immediately and do it on your own to prevent contractures and strengthen muscles to rehab yourself. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I have the symptoms of a pelvic fracture?

Should I be worried if I have the symptoms of a pelvic fracture?

No and Yes!!: No: if there is a specific history of an injury or fall resulting in the Fx; Yes: if you have a Fx without any such history, as it would most likely imply your pelvic bone was weak and one needs to determine the reason for that weakness of the bone. Get yourself seen by your PCP or an Orthopedist to get some answers and allay your anxiety. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to exercise after a pelvic fracture?

Please tell me how long it takes for to exercise after a pelvic fracture?

1 year: Having operated on many professional athletes and the current world champion barrel racer, they all tell me that they are still improving up to 1 year out. ...Read more

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How much walking is too much the first day after discharge from pelvic fracture?

Any: Ask surgeon wheelchair good for getting around first 3 months if only one side involved toucan use crutches keeping weight off of injured side it really depends on fracture pattern and how it came together and surgeon preferences. ...Read more

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Will a nondisplaced pelvic fracture cause my ankle to swell?

Will a nondisplaced pelvic fracture cause my ankle to swell?

It could...: If there is associated swelling causing some venous congestion. I would see your orthopaedic surgeon to find out is this is anything serious. Aaos.Org. ...Read more

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If mild htn, recovered from ischcva+pelvic fracture, is asst lvng or nrsinghome best option if spirited+ambulating+decision-making+ social @ 'only' 92?

Either could work.: It depends on what you need now. Does it look like you need permanent long term care or short term care? How mobile are you? Many people like being a nursing home that specializes in physical rehabilitation as their services are excellent and they often go back to their home. Assisted living arrangements are great for long term especially if you can find one close to friends. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more