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Hip Fracture Rehab Protocol
Gait traning: You will probably get you out of bed and moving on the first day after surgery. Physical therapy will initially focus on range of motion and strengthening exercises. Depending on the type of surgery you had and whether you have assistance at home, you may need to go from the hospital to an extended care facility. ...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
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
Hip Fracture PT: Generally exercises that work on walking and hip strengthening are what's needed. ...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
See below: The best way is to be there for your loved one. Rehab facilities have very liberal visiting hours in general and the more you can be there the better. Rehab teams love to get families involved with the rehabilitation process as well. ...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?
Hip groin pain: Hip symptoms are felt in the groin. But a fracture can occur in a variety of areas in the hip and can be felt in general in different areas. A lot of people complain of pain along the outer pelvis. This is usually not where you feel hip pain and more often bursitis of the hip. ...Read more
Fracture: Most bones with good blood supply that are capable of healing will mend within 6-8 weeks. Not all fractures heal easily though, which is influenced by location, displacement, age, health/nutritional status, smoking, etc. ...Read more
Geriatric hip fx: The fracture itself isn't what is life-threatening but the events following the fracture and immobility are. Being immobile and elderly leads to pneumonia, DVT, PE, MI, etc. This is why it is critical to treat a hip fracture surgically within 48 hours of the fracture to reduce morbidity and mortality as has been proven in multiple studies. ...Read more
May be helpful:
The most notable effect is that this type of electrical stimulation seems to cause some bone cells to proliferate. There are other cellular effects of electrical currents on the broken bone, but by stimulating bone cells to divide, healing of bone is accelerated.
According to jonathan cluett, M.D. ...Read more
Seek re-evaluation: Without knowing any more specifics about the actual location size and status of the avulsion fracture, it is reasonable to recommend that you seek re-evaluation by your treating surgeon at this time ...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
Can a hip fracture cause your leg to become shorter? If so is there anything that can done about it?
Possible: Femoral shortening is a well-known clinical finding after surgical treatment of per- and intertrochanteric fractures. Particularly, in geriatric patients with poor bone quality and unstable fracture types, secondary compression of these fractures often leads to length inequality of the lower limbs. ...Read more
A subcapital hip fracture[grade 1] can this be treated by using a walker for 8-10 weeks and pain medication for awhile?
Neck femurT-score -1.8, 0.649, Frax 1. 6% hip fracture. Is I it possible to improve score w/walking program. Want to avoid drugs as long as possible.
Vigorous walking: Yes. The impact of the ground sends little electrical impulses up your bones ...Read more
Depends: The first thing to determine is whether this fracture requires surgical correction. If it doesn't, then the bone will heal on its own, and pt will benefit you by increasing your strength around the joint. ...Read more
Broken hip: 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 attachments can also occur. ...Read more
Pain, can't walk: Femoral neck fractures are extremely debilitating. Elders get these fractures commonly and may have the affected leg shorter than the other and/or rotated. The patient will not bear weight on this side. Sometimes these fractures are less obvious, requiring advanced imaging studies (like mri) to detect. In this case, if you give a tap on the heel, sometimes the patient will feel it up in the hip. ...Read more
Usually not: Very rear to find organ damage with hip fractures. ...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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