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How Dangerous Is A Surgery For A Broken Hip
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Besides hip dislocation and hip fracture, what are other side effects of hip replacement surgery?
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?
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 !!?
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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?
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