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Can You Naturally Treat A Broken Hip Socket Without Surgery
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
Next Day: There are typically 4 types of orthopedic implants for hip fractures. 1. Cannulated screws 2. Sliding hip screw 3. Cephalomedullary nail and 4. Partial or total hip replacement implants. With all implants some sort of weight bearing is allowed immediately. It is the reason we fix most hip fractures, to prevent complications associated with bedrest. I let all patients bear weight as pain allows. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: It depends on the nature, severity, & type of break as well as the general condition of the person and bone quality. On average 8-12 weeks. ...Read more
My 70 year old mother is recovering from surgery to fix a broken hip. How can I help her become independent again?
Encouragement: You can help by keeping her spirits up and encourage her to move and to walk. However, this will take time (sometimes 12 months) and the number of patients who will regain functional independence is usually about 50% with most patients losing one grade of activity (i.e. If prior to fracture, she was a community ambulator, she will likely be a home or limited community ambulator). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If large multiple collection of pus/fluid/collections are in pelvis and down to foramin hip socket, how is this treated ?
Radiologist: The radiologist and the physician ordering the imaging study have to confer about the differential diagnosis and whether any further studies are needed. If findings point to a hip infection as the likely primary problem, the orthopedic surgeon and infectious disease specialist will collaborate in the treatment. If it's not likely a hip joint infection then a general surgeon is needed for input. ...Read more
This depeds on the: Age and underlying medical health as well as physical condition of the patient as well as how well the surgery went in terms of any complications and adequacy of reduction of the fracture with good fixation in bone that is not soft or osteoporotic but one can expect 3 months on average. ...Read more
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