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Hip Fracture Recovery Without Surgery
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
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
No: Most of the time it is advised but it depends on the individual clinical setting. ...Read more
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
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
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?
7 METS: There is no set limit for heart function reserve, but we generally like patients to have no active heart disease within the last 6 months and be able to exert themselves to a level of 7 metabolic equivalents. If you cannot or haven't done exercise to this level then additional testing may be necessary. Before surgery you will have a comprehensive eval to make sure that you are a good candidate. ...Read more
My mother got hip fracture dr. Admited her in icu say surgery not possible as BP is low & chest function is 40 so what I do?
My grandfather made an accident, mild hip fracture, after his proper surgery and treatments now he has a numbness in his left little finger for 20d!!?
Pinched ulnar nerve:
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My mother had hip fracture surgery recently. And she has parkinson also. Will she be able to walk or not?
My mother is 65 years old. She has some respiratory problem, parkinson, hip fracture surgery 3 month ago and choleithiasis. Is drink milk good for her?
I have a hairline hip fracture on my right side, I am seeing a doctor on tuesday. What should I do for the next few days to help speed up recovery?
Calciun, vitamin D: There is a lot more information I need but you need calcium of about 1000 mg/day from diet and supplements. Vitamin D is also needed for your bones to use the calcium to help you build up your bones. It needs to be clarifed why you have the fracture. Your physician will need to help direct your therapy with your orthopedic surgeon and a rheumatologist. ...Read more
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
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
Increased Risk: Hip fracture, particularly in frail, elderly patients, can start a downward spiral: being unable to ge up & walk makes them more likely to develop clots in their legs, pneumonia, bedsores, and other problems which can lead to more complications, ultimatly leading to death. ...Read more
There are different locations in the hip. The location of the fracture depends where in the hip this occurs. The intertrochaneric fracture occurs between the
greater and lesser trochanters. There are also femerol neck fractures and subtrochanteric fractures and femoral shaft fractures. Location location location. ...Read more
Exercise: It is important to exercise to improve balance, strengthen muscles, and help maintain/build bone density. Balance and flexibility can be improved with exercises such as tai chi and yoga. Making home safety improvements is important as well. Review medications with your physician to evaluate for any possible side effects, i.e. Drowsiness which can increase the risk of falls. ...Read more
1st hv 0 pain then..: Assuming you were able to jog before the hip fracture, to start jogging 1st your orthopedic surgeon needs to allow you full wright bearing (timing depends on fracture type and bone quality and can be typically between 0-12w). Next you would want to work with a physical therapist to have nearly equal and normal muscle strength in both legs, and good stability (being able to hop on operated leg) ...Read more
Increases new risks: Women with hip fractures and osteoporosis are at higher risk for another fragility fracture in the future. Work on balance, strengthen your leg muscles with weight bearing exercise, take your calcium and vitamin d, ask your doctor about bone stimulating medications. ...Read more
Depends: How is the fracture being treated? Nonweight bearing, replacement, screws, or a rod? Can heal in 6 weeks to several months. ...Read more
See below: The first doctor is usually an orthopedist. After that physical therapists, occupational therapists, brace makers may also be involved. If the fracture requires extensive rehabilitation, sometimes a physiatrist (a doctor of rehabilitation medicine) may also be involved. ...Read more
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
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
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