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Do you always have to have surgery for a hip fracture?

Do you always have to have surgery for a hip fracture?

No: Most of the time it is advised but it depends on the individual clinical setting. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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 is the rehabilitation following a hip fracture surgery?

What is the rehabilitation following a hip fracture surgery?

Depends: This depends on many factors including the pre/postoperatve health of the patient, the type of fracture, and the type of fixation. Often healthy patients with stable fixation can go home with outpatient pt a few days a week. More deconditioned patients or those with more difficult fractures may even require inpatient rehab for a while. ...Read more

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How quick is the recovery after a surgery for intertrochanteric hip fracture?

How quick is the recovery after a surgery for intertrochanteric hip fracture?

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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Is it safe for a 98 year old to get a hip fracture surgery ?

Functional status?: One needs to look at the whole person and weigh the risks and benefits for a procedure. If the perosn has been funcitonal and healthy, then there should be no reason to deny a procedure that will add quality to their life. However if the person is limitted functionally and cogntively, the recivery and potential benefit may not be worth the risk. ...Read more

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How long after a broken hip surgery is a person be permitted to walk without walker?

How long after a broken hip surgery is a person be permitted to walk without walker?

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

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80 y.o. female had hip fracture surgery month and half ago, on morphine and rehab since. Now intermittent slurring of speech and mild memory loss?

80 y.o. female had hip fracture surgery month and half ago, on morphine and rehab since. Now intermittent slurring of speech and mild memory loss?

It could be a new: stroke or tia, so you should have her see her doctor. It is possible that morphine is causing her symptoms, but other causes need to be excluded first. ...Read more

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How long will it take to fully recover from broken hip surgery?

How long will it take to fully recover from broken hip surgery?

6 months: It depends on the type and severity of the fracture. Generally 12 weeks to heal & 12 weeks of rehab. ...Read more

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How long after a broken hip surgery will a person be permitted to walk?

How long after a broken hip surgery will a person be permitted to walk?

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 more

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Can you tell me how long for a person to recuperate after fractured hip surgery?

Can you tell me how long for a person to recuperate after fractured hip surgery?

Depends....: This really depends on the person and the surgery. What kind of surgery did the person have? What were the restrictions given by the surgeon after surgery? What was his function before surgery?what is is weight? Dis hue/she have associated injuries? what kind of support does he have (family)? what is his/hers occupation? Did the injury happen at work? what physical therapy is he/she getting? etc. ...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