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How Do You Transport A Patient With A Broken Hip Across The Country
Not easitly: Transporting a patient with a broken hip across the country is a challenging and risky idea. If there is the notion of flying the patient, you must be aware of the risk of blood clots which can be very dangerous. Recommendation would first be to investigate local orthopaedic care that may allow treatment before cross country transport. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Carefully: If the break is stable or has been surgically fixed , just having wheel chair assistance should be adequate. If not you might need air ambulance for transport. ...Read more
Femur: The hip is the top portion of the femur or thigh bone. The hip is a ball-and-socket joint. ...Read more
How can I transfer a 80 yr old post-op patient for hip fracture back to bed from chair, any consideration?
See pt's doc: Best advice is to speak with the patients doc and have home health come out and show you how to do this. ...Read more
It depends: Hip fracture can cause major hip problems later in life, or very few. Factors such as your age, the specific location and severity of the fracture, other health issues, and the treatment of the fracture all have a major impact on prognosis. Going through each of these with your treating doctor should give you a pretty good idea what to expect in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 months: Ambulation is started immediately post op with limited weight bearing initially at first. Hopefully by 3 months walking is fairly good although an assistive device may still be needed. ...Read more
Excellent!: The two main types of hip fractures are neck and intertrochanteric or below-the-neck fractures. Neck fractures are fixed by replacing the hip ball. Intertrochanterics are fixed with a plate or rod and a large screw. Most all elderly men and women return to their previous level of activity. "walkers" start walking again one day after surgery. Exception: those with senile dementia may not. ...Read more
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