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Can somebody help me about hip fracture timeline for healing?

Can somebody help me about hip fracture timeline for healing?

Depends: How is the fracture being treated? Nonweight bearing, replacement, screws, or a rod? Can heal in 6 weeks to several months. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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What could be the nursing intervention and common treatment for the pt with right hip fracture?

Hip fracture: Each hip fracture has its own personality and may require conservative or surgical treatments: traction, bed rest, decubitus precautions, pulmonary toilet, anticoagulants, pt, im nail, orif, & joint arthroplasty. ...Read more

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Can somebody help me about hip fracture prognosis for 85yo woman?

Reality vs Ideal: The reality is that when you look at all of our elders, almost 1 in 4 don't live past the 1st anniversary post-op, and less than 1 in 2 return to baseline level of function. This is because the fall & fracture represent the culmination of poor health. But as dr. Duncan points out, if this patient is an exemplar of healthy living, then her odds are in her favor. Don't forget dxa & 25oh vitd postop. ...Read more

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How can I manage with a hip fracture?

Take your time: Most fractures heal in 6-8 weeks after fixation. During that time go slow, dont be in a rush, use your walking aid (walker, crutches, cane) do your exercises, get good nutrition and protein intake and you will do it! ...Read more

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How is a hip fracture typically diagnosed?

Xray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a minor hip fracture?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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How safe is fosama to take if you have already had a hip fracture?

How safe is fosama to take if you have already had a hip fracture?

Safe: Fosamax (alendronate) and other diphosphonates are helpful in maintaining bone density in older patients w/ bone osteopenia; usually documented w/ bone densitometry. Atypical proximal femur and hip fractures have been seen in patients on diphosphonates for long periods of time, but these are relatively rare.See your pcp or an endocrinologist for evaluation if you have questions about treatment alternatives.Gl! ...Read more

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Can saciatic nerve cause hip fracture?

Can saciatic nerve cause hip fracture?

No: One is not necessarily related to the other. However, in severe trauma, both the hip and sciatic nerve can be injured together. ...Read more

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How severe is a "comminuted hip fracture" ?

How severe is a "comminuted hip fracture" ?

Hip Fracture: "comminuted" is a term that means multiple pieces. In general a hip fracture itself is a rather severe injury. Usually a "comminuted" fracture means there is more damage present. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Toman
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Hip Fracture (Definition)

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint where your femur meets the pelvis. Most hip fractures occur with falls in the elderly or motor vehicle accidents. The most common would be fractures of the top part of the femur bone and the femoral neck or intertroch region. Less common fractures are socket or acetabular fractures. Avulsion of muscle ...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