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How To Tell If You Fractured Your Hip
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
Severe pain: A fracture of the hip is a very painful event- typically caused by a traumatic injury. You will not be able to move the hip without significant pain. Recommend getting an xray in the er or with an orthopaedic surgeon to evaluate. ...Read more
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
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
A stress fracture in the hip is more
serious than almost any other
It will take several months to heal
and is unusual in that it is one
of the few stress fractures that may
require surgical fixation to allow the
best result. ...Read more
Doctor evaluation: A good physical examination combined with diagnostic xrays and other studies can tell the difference between a fracture and a pulled muscle. ...Read more
Depends: Really depends on fracture location, in regard to the hip anatomy. The manner of fixation and/or repair is determined by this fracture location, which then completely determines the expected recovery. Repair can include pinning, plate fixation, rodding, and/or replacing. Healing and/or recovery can be any where from 6 weeks to 4 months. ...Read more
It varies: To determine the best result of recovery, it depends on his overall health status, cognitve status, the level of fraility, and his baseline functional statis (bathing, walking, eating, transferring, dressing). It is recommended to have geriatric consultation to determine the level of recovery. ...Read more
Falls in older folk:
The greatest predictor for hip fracture is age. Older people are at much higher risk of fall, are more likely to injure themselves on falling and are more likely to have reduced Bone Mineral Density further increasing the likelihood of fracture.
Specifically, physical frailty, reduced mobility, cognitive impairment, poor eyesight, medical morbidity, poly-pharmacy, predispose to falls in elderly. ...Read more
I don't know: And I doubt that it's true. If you have a reasonable range of motion, you should be able to learn to swim. If you have limitations, but can walk normally, you can probably learn the scissors kick. If you can abduct and rotate your hip, you can probably learn the frog kick. ...Read more
I fractured my acetablum awhile back. Just fell on ice and landed on the fractured hip. Could I have caused more damage to it?
Yes: If you fell on an already fractured and not yet healed bone, you can certainly do more damage, especially if you fell onto a hard surface. I would get it evaluated, and possibly imaged, especially if you are having an increase in symptoms or pain. Good luck! ...Read more
Many things!: An osteoportic hip fracture can be lethal, especially for women. It causes death in almost as many women who die from breast cancer. Osteoporosis is preventable. Once a hip fracture occurs, plating and pinning will usually occur, or a hip replacement, depnding on fracture location. ...Read more
Rehab: Hip fractures are treated either by putting a pin through the fracture (called a gamma nail) or by doing a hemiarthroplasty which is one half of a total hip replacment. Following either, the rehab process involves working with a physical therapist to learn how to transfer safely from bed to chair or wheelchair, beginning to walk, usually with a walker or crutches and then strengthening. ...Read more
Possibly: Nothing protects against fractures better than avoiding the falls in the first place but hip pads can be helpful for someone who chronically falls. Using a walker, removing throw rugs, lighting poorly lit areas, balance training, and muscle strengthening with weight bearing exercise and proper nutrition are all parts of the prevention program. ...Read more
Immediate care ctr.: You could proceed to an immediate care center, or a local emergency room. Or, if you have a family physician, or internist, you can call to see if they do xrays at their facility. ...Read more
Yes: That the best option.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the best treatment for a man who is 45 years old, has degenerative spine disorder and multiple fractured hips?
One guided by a good: Orthopaedic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Fell down a flight of wooden stairs and although I can walk pain free, my right hip is sensitive to touch and I cant lay on it. Could hip be fractured?
Fractured hip: It is possible for you to have a fractured hip. See your doctor or go to the ER for xrays ...Read more
I need to lose over 100 pounds. I can't exercise much right now. I have two fractured feet, bad back and hip. Can only stand about 2-3 minutes. Idea?
Otherwise known as orthotics, sounds like you need more support. Also talk to you primary about vitamin deficiencies. Brittle bones could be a systemic serious issue.
Orthotics can provide better distribution of your weight. They are devices that fit in your shoes. They are thin and don't take up much space ...Read more
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