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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
Depends on injury: A broken hip implies a fracture of the upper end of the femur. Depending on the exact location and fracture pattern, treatment is either via "internal fixation" or repairing the fracture with pins, screws, and/or plates; or sometimes with a hip replacement type surgery. Age and bone quality will also influence the type of treatment recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hip fracture: Most common symptoms of a fractured hip include lateral hip or groin pain following an injury. Patients typically cannot bear weight on the affected hip. Toes on the affected foot usually point out and the leg may appear shortened. X-rays needed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes: A broken hip at any age is serious. It is a reflection of the overall condition of a patient. It often means that there is enough going on to allow a patient to be off balance, to be lightheaded, to have weakness, and to have osteoporosis. If none of these apply, then the hip is just broken because of dumb luck and we fix it and move on! ...Read more
Absolutely: When treated quickly and correctly, many hip fractures will heal to their pre-injury status. Of course, the time to heal is quite variable and depends on many factors. A full year may be required to get to the final level of function, but many patients gain full function in 3-6 mos. Work hard and follow the advice of your surgeon and your therapist to give yourself the best chance. ...Read more
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
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