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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. Heidi Fowler
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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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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