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How long after a broken hip surgery will a person be permitted to walk?

How long after a broken hip surgery will a person be permitted to walk?

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 more

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Dr. Charles Toman
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Hip Fracture (Definition)

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


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How long after a broken hip surgery is a person be permitted to walk without walker?

How long after a broken hip surgery is a person be permitted to walk without walker?

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

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How long will it take to fully recover from broken hip surgery?

How long will it take to fully recover from broken hip surgery?

6 months: It depends on the type and severity of the fracture. Generally 12 weeks to heal & 12 weeks of rehab. ...Read more

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Hip surgery - how long to walk again?

Hip surgery - how long to walk again?

depends: Your surgeon will give you an estimate on this time, and it depends on your overall health, the degree of joint damage, the type of hip prosthesis being placed. The range is a few days to a few weeks. Technology such as the navigator ct system can decrease surgical swelling and lead to earlier ambulation. Take friend/family and ask about navigator system. Be well. ...Read more

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My mother had hip fracture surgery recently. And she has parkinson also.Will she be able to walk or not?

Usually yes: In patients that are ambulatory preop, the vast majority are able to ambulate after hip fracture surgery. It depends on the severity of the fracture, the stability if the repair, and the health of the patient. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long for a person to recuperate after fractured hip surgery?

Can you tell me how long for a person to recuperate after fractured hip surgery?

Depends....: This really depends on the person and the surgery. What kind of surgery did the person have? What were the restrictions given by the surgeon after surgery? What was his function before surgery?what is is weight? Dis hue/she have associated injuries? what kind of support does he have (family)? what is his/hers occupation? Did the injury happen at work? what physical therapy is he/she getting? etc. ...Read more

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How long after hip surgery can I return to riding motorcycles?

How long after hip surgery can I return to riding motorcycles?

Depends: This really depends on the type of hip surgery. You need to speak with your orthopedic surgeon who knows your surgical history and can provide you guidance. ...Read more

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How involved is the surgery and long the recovery for a broken hip?

How involved is the surgery and long the recovery for a broken hip?

Varies: Itcdepends on what type and how bad the fracture is. Most of the procedures are quite routine . As with any surgery thee are risks. Recovery is 3-6 months. ...Read more

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Hip surgery on right hip. How long will you be laid up. And what can you do and not do after surgey. It wasnot broken its needs to be replaced.

Hip surgery on right hip. How long will  you be laid up. And what can you do and not do after surgey. It wasnot broken its needs to be  replaced.

3-6 weeks : It depends on the instructions of the orthopedist. They all have slightly differeing post-op restriction. Generally, you should be fairly active and approaching normal about 3-6 weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from broken femur/hip surgery with INTERTROCHANTER nail?

Depends on age, bone: quality & any co morbidity the person has. If good non-osteoporotic bone & good hardware purchase & early weight bearing the fracture will heal the fastest. In the elderly with other medical problems @ poor bone quality, the time is quite longer. Everyone heals differently, so even to give you a range is not accurate without this knowledge. Picture is 1 of good bone & well fixated. ...Read more

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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


Dr. Charles Toman
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Hip Surgery (Definition)

Hip surgery can range from arthroscopic surgery to remove torn cartilage, to repair of a hip fracture to hip replacement surgery ...Read more