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Physical therapy after pelvic fracture?

Physical therapy after pelvic fracture?

Usually: Depends on the type of pelvic fracture and treatment required. At the least, therapy for gait training is usually recommended. Sometimes more involved therapy for range of motion, balance, and strengthening is recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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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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Physical therapy after pelvic fracture--improvements/complications with having/not having it?

Physical therapy after pelvic fracture--improvements/complications with having/not having it?

Not for the fracture: Physical therapy after pelvic fracture will help with walking, transferring, and activities of daily living (adls) however it will not help with the healing of the fracture itself. Make sure you get up and walk around everyday to prevent clots in the legs and lungs. ...Read more

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8mo ago developed shaking of l thigh after weakened by pelvic fracture. Now l arm shook suddenly today when fatigued. What testing, treatment needed?

8mo ago developed shaking of l thigh after weakened by pelvic fracture. Now l arm shook suddenly today when fatigued. What testing, treatment needed?

Step by step: First & most important is a good medical history. Second a thorough neurologic exam. Then on basis of results, proper testing procedures needed can be determined. Very likely an electromyogram/nerve conduction study will be needed. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to exercise after a pelvic fracture?

Please tell me how long it takes for to exercise after a pelvic fracture?

1 year: Having operated on many professional athletes and the current world champion barrel racer, they all tell me that they are still improving up to 1 year out. ...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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Doesn't medicare pay for part of the outpatient pt a couple of months after inpatient and rehab pt from pelvic fracture?

Doesn't medicare pay for part of the outpatient pt a couple of months after inpatient and rehab pt from pelvic fracture?

Probably: If the outpatient therapy is medically necessary and ordered by your doctor, then medicare should cover the cost of it outside of any copays you may have. Usually when someone has a referral for pt, the pt office does check beforehand to make sure it will be covered by insurance. ...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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I have extreme pelvic pain when I wake during the night or in the morning. Unable to walk properly. Had a pelvic fracture in three places years ago?

I have extreme pelvic pain when I wake during the night or in the morning. Unable to walk properly. Had a pelvic fracture in three places years ago?

If the pelvic fx-: -entered the hip joint, U could now B feeling arthritic pains from deterioration of the hip joint. C Ur surgeon and B re-evaluated. ...Read more

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I have pain in my right gluteal muscles and a limp due to an open book pelvic fracture 2 months ago. What are the helpful exercises and recovery time?

I have pain in my right gluteal muscles and a limp due to an open book pelvic fracture 2 months ago. What are the helpful exercises and recovery time?

See doc: See an ortho trauma specialist and get X-rays- could be your pelvis is not properly aligned- some of this may not resolve ...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?

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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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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What are the chances of someone having a full recovery after pelvic fracture at 93?

What are the chances of someone having a full recovery after pelvic fracture at 93?

Very good: It depend how sever the fracture is, but fracture pelvis heal well and fast. ...Read more

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How much walking is too much the first day after discharge from pelvic fracture?

Any: Ask surgeon wheelchair good for getting around first 3 months if only one side involved toucan use crutches keeping weight off of injured side it really depends on fracture pattern and how it came together and surgeon preferences. ...Read more

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The are no bed rails at nursing home; bed was lowered to the floor. Is that safe if pelvic fracture?

Yes: It's probably the safest thing to do if there are no bed rails. The firm support is good and it is impossible to fall out of bed if the patient forgets where she is. ...Read more

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Will a nondisplaced pelvic fracture cause my ankle to swell?

It could...: If there is associated swelling causing some venous congestion. I would see your orthopaedic surgeon to find out is this is anything serious.

Aaos. Org. ...Read more

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What is "skilled" pt? Why would a 92 year old not be a candidate for it when getting weak quadriceps after pelvic fracture?

What is "skilled" pt? Why would a 92 year old not be a candidate for it when getting weak quadriceps after pelvic fracture?

Skilled: Perhaps the hospital is trying to differentiate between acute care, skilled care, rehab, & extended care facilities--all which have different "qualifications" to enter. Pt should benefit this patient. ...Read more

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I am suffering from open book pelvic fracture with 2 mm displacement between the pelvic bones. How long would it take for recovery.

I am suffering from open book pelvic fracture with 2 mm displacement between the pelvic bones. How long would it take for recovery.

2-3 months: It generally takes 2-3 months to recover. Of course the first 2 weeks are the worst then it slowly starts to improve and gets better. Good luck. ...Read more

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After deconditioning from fall/pelvic fracture, can control of leg on that side be lost (shaky, sways when trying to stand)? Can standing hurt knee?

After deconditioning from fall/pelvic fracture, can control of leg on that side be lost (shaky, sways when trying to stand)? Can standing hurt knee?

Yes, not likely: Your quadriceps muscles atrophy very quickly. Within the first three weeks of inactivity, they become very weak and it is difficult to stand comfortably, let alone walk. Unless there was further leg injury, I would not expect you to hurt your knee. It is more likely that you are experiencing referred pain from the pelvis injury. Seek help from a physical therapist in getting your strength back. ...Read more

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If mild htn, recovered from ischcva+pelvic fracture, is asst lvng or nrsinghome best option if spirited+ambulating+decision-making+ social @ 'only' 92?

If mild htn, recovered from ischcva+pelvic fracture, is asst lvng or nrsinghome best option if spirited+ambulating+decision-making+ social @ 'only' 92?

Either could work.: It depends on what you need now.
Does it look like you need permanent long term care or short term care?
How mobile are you?
Many people like being a nursing home that specializes in physical rehabilitation as their services are excellent and they often go back to their home. Assisted living arrangements are great for long term especially if you can find one close to friends. ...Read more

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Pelvic fracture. Hydrocodone is not working, I want to try alcohol? How long should I wait to transition, so the Tylenol (325) won't interact with alc

Pelvic fracture. Hydrocodone is not working, I want to try alcohol? How long should I wait to transition, so the Tylenol (325) won't interact with alc

Not good: Alcohol is not good for pain. If your medicine is not working ask your doctor for a different medicine. With alcohol you are placing yourself into a greater danger and putting yourself at risk of injuring yourself. If the goal is a pain control alcohol is not the answer. If the goal is to get drunk to forget your misery, alcohol will make your depression worst and your pain unmanageable. ...Read more

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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

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Should I be worried if I have the symptoms of a pelvic fracture?

No and Yes!!: No: if there is a specific history of an injury or fall resulting in the Fx;
Yes: if you have a Fx without any such history, as it would most likely imply your pelvic bone was weak and one needs to determine the reason for that weakness of the bone.
Get yourself seen by your PCP or an Orthopedist to get some answers and allay your anxiety. ...Read more

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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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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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I have a crouched trembling gait due to pelvic fracture. What brace would reduce knee flexion?

I have a crouched trembling gait due to pelvic fracture. What brace would reduce knee flexion?

No brace but exercis: If you can you need to do quadriceps exercises to both strengthen your thigh muscles to support you when you can stand and walk fractures take 6 weeks to heal. Be certain to do range of motion to maintain motion in the hips and ankles and feet as well as your knees. This will avoid contractures. ...Read more

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Tomorrow 92 yo has first visit with nh fp. What tests should be ordered=thin lady w/ past mild ischemic stroke, pelvic fracture, B12 def, mild BP elev?

Tomorrow 92 yo has first visit with nh fp. What tests should be ordered=thin lady w/ past mild ischemic stroke, pelvic fracture, B12 def, mild BP elev?

Depends: What tests have already been done? Check cbc, cmp, b12, tsh, ekg, vitamin d, maybe bone density. Most important is a careful history and thorough physical exam. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more