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How many days after pelvic fracture before I can go back to assisted living?

How many days after pelvic fracture before I can go back to assisted living?

Non displaced ?: If non displaced and able to weight bear, they may let you go home soon. Pain control can be a challenge and walk you must to avoid complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Had a pelvic fracture tru mtr acdnt nd has been doing as instructed by my doctor itz been 3 monts nd stll feel pains @ my pelvis nd my back..Pls y?

Had a pelvic fracture tru mtr acdnt nd has been doing as instructed by my doctor itz been 3 monts nd stll feel pains @ my pelvis nd my back..Pls y?

Car accidents: Are pretty traumatic and there is often "whiplash" which can take its toll on your nerves. You need to discuss this with your doctor, see if you are healing properly and what can be done for pain management. ...Read more

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They sent me to a rehab center for pt for pelvic fracture. Why can't I go home?

They sent me to a rehab center for pt for pelvic fracture. Why can't I go home?

Can you walk?: There is usually no attempt to pin or surgically manage pelvic fractures. If you are able to walk, manage at home, do your shopping and self care without too much pain, then probably you do not require in patient rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Have you seen research about how having a plate in for pelvic fracture affects childbirth?

Have you seen research about how having a plate in for pelvic fracture affects childbirth?

Yes: Normal childbirth requires the ligaments to stretch to let the baby pass. If a plate bridges one of the expansion joints then c section may be needed. ...Read more

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How long can I expect my grandmother to remain with us once she begins a outpatient pt program after pelvic fracture?

How long can I expect my grandmother to remain with us once she begins a outpatient pt program after pelvic fracture?

6 weeks: Factures take 6 weeks to heal unless she is a slow healer. The pain slows her recovery she should be on a program now to prevent contractures and maintain range of motion and improve strength. Give her time and encouragement because this fracture will depress her. She also needs osteoporosis treatment because a pelvic fracture means she has established osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How to best handle muscular atrophy of a geriatric patient's thigh after pelvic fracture?

How to best handle muscular atrophy of a geriatric patient's thigh after pelvic fracture?

Begin PT EARLY: You need pt early. I always tell people about the twofer rule. That is for every day you are out it takes two days to come back. You need both range of motion and muscle strengthening. ...Read more

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Can a person with a pelvic fracture sit?

Can a person with a pelvic fracture sit?

Sitting: Yes a person with a pelvic fracture can sit up in bed or in a chair. If the pelvis fracture is shifted significantly from its original position it should be fixed so sitting is balanced. ...Read more

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How can I use pool in pt for pelvic fracture?

A pool can give: Buoyancy where the upward force of the water reduces the net effect of gravity upon your pelvis. So if you are in a situation where you need to limit or reduce weight upon your pelvis the pool can help. You should only do this if instructed and in a safe supervised environment and with a physicians and therapists guidance. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a soft pelvic fracture?

How long does it take to heal a soft pelvic fracture?

6-12 weeks: I am assuming you mean a small crack to the pelvic bones. Nondisplaced, or minimally displaced pelvic fractures usually heal within 6-12 weeks. During that time, you should refrain from heavy lifting and stair climbing. But low impact exercises such as walking, or swimming should be encouraged as tolerated. ...Read more

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How often is optimal for pt for someone with pelvic fracture?

How often is optimal for pt for someone with pelvic fracture?

Immediate and contin: I can not emphasize enough to begin immediately and do it on your own to prevent contractures and strengthen muscles to rehab yourself. ...Read more

Dr. Ramin Rafie
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Assisted Living (Definition)

Assisted living is a condition in which a person (usually an elderly person) lives in a facility with some assistance from the staff. The person is not debilitated enough for "nursing home" but also is not self-reliant enough for "independent living". Assisted living staff help with basic activities of daily living such as ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more