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How Dangerous Is A Surgery For A Broken Hip
Generally safe: Hip replacement surgery is a common and safe operation but does have risks. Risks include medical complications (blood clots, stroke, etc), anesthetic complications, and surgical complications (infection, dislocation, nerve or blood vessel injury, fracture, leg length discrepancy). A careful pre operative assessment should be made for each invididual patient to understand and manage the risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Damage dependent: Not all fractured femurs are the same. A straightforward, minimally displaced femur fracture can be fixed (usually with a long intramedullary nail) in less than an hour. More complex femur fractures can take anywhere from 1-3 hours perhaps depending upon the location and complexity of the fracture pattern. Your orthopaedic surgeon should be able to give you a reasonable estimation. ...Read more
May vary: Healing rates depend on various factors. In general bone may take 4-8 weeks to heal. For fifth metatarsal base fracture the healing may be delayed due to a limited blood supply in that area. You may be placed in a cast initially and then be asked to wear a rigid walking boot for the remainder of the healing process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Maybe not much!: Depending on the toe, pehaps not much for rehab. If it is a 5th toe you would ususally not do much. If it is a great toe or a middle toe, maybe! this would depend on what the therapy was for. Is it postoperative after wires or plates or screws? Usually a broken toe is splinted and when healed, you are done. There may be instances where restoration of motion would be more important & need pt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Out patient: It is usually fairly quick and out patient. You should notice much less pain almost immediately if you have a plate put on it! good luck! ...Read more
See an orthopaedist: See an orthopaedic surgeon who cares for trauma. She or he can assess you and give you the options. Depending on your exact condition, surgery may or may not be necessary. If surgery is suggested, it is best done shortly after the accident (unless delayed by swelling, skin problems, other injuries/issues) since the healing starts immediately. Waiting too long make the surgery harder. ...Read more
In general is surgery for a low pole displaces patella in a child a out patient surgery or usually require hospital stay? How long is recovery?
Surgery: The only person who can answer these questions is the surgeon performing the procedure as surgeons have all different protocols ...Read more
How painful is a hysterectomy? What is the recover like for a hysterectomy? Will i be in a lot of pain?
Any : Any surgery is associated with some initial pain and discomfort after the surgery, but the techniques to improve post-surgical pain have improved markedly over the last few years. Most patients are given medications in the post-operative period to keep their pain well under control. Hospital staff are trained to be very responsive to post-operative pain. Most patients after a hysterectomy are given restrictions for returning to work initially and are instructed to avoid lifting more than 5-10 pounds; your doctor will give you their specific instructions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broken big toe: Assuming the toe fracture does not need surgery due to a displaced fracture, a boot, crutches or surgical shoe should be adequate. Likely a walking boot (ankle high) is adequate. But, like any fracture, the more you walk and put pressure on the foot, the longer it may take to heal. ...Read more
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