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Are there any treatment options rather than surgery for a hip fracture?

Are there any treatment options rather than surgery for a hip fracture?

Yes there are: In the old days they use to keep them in traction and then ambulate with no weight bearing tell the fracture heal. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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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My grandfather made an accident, mild hip fracture, after his proper surgery and treatments now he has a numbness in his left little finger for 20d!!?

My grandfather made an accident, mild hip fracture, after his proper surgery and treatments now he has a numbness in his left little finger for 20d!!?

Pinched ulnar nerve: Is probably the cause. Click this --> http://orthoinfo. Aaos. Org/topic. Cfm? Topic=a00025
If you want to discuss this shoot me an e-mail click this --> https://www. Healthtap. Com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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What could be the nursing intervention and common treatment for the pt with right hip fracture?

What could be the nursing intervention and common treatment for the pt with right hip fracture?

Hip fracture: Each hip fracture has its own personality and may require conservative or surgical treatments: traction, bed rest, decubitus precautions, pulmonary toilet, anticoagulants, pt, im nail, orif, & joint arthroplasty. ...Read more

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Do you always have to have surgery for a hip fracture?

No: Most of the time it is advised but it depends on the individual clinical setting. ...Read more

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What is the rehabilitation following a hip fracture surgery?

What is the rehabilitation following a hip fracture surgery?

Depends: This depends on many factors including the pre/postoperatve health of the patient, the type of fracture, and the type of fixation. Often healthy patients with stable fixation can go home with outpatient pt a few days a week. More deconditioned patients or those with more difficult fractures may even require inpatient rehab for a while. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 98 year old to get a hip fracture surgery?

Functional status?: One needs to look at the whole person and weigh the risks and benefits for a procedure. If the perosn has been funcitonal and healthy, then there should be no reason to deny a procedure that will add quality to their life. However if the person is limitted functionally and cogntively, the recivery and potential benefit may not be worth the risk. ...Read more

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Hip fracture and failed initial implant. Should I have reconstructive surgery?

Hip fracture and failed initial implant. Should I have reconstructive surgery?

Usually: If the implant failed, the fracture usually hasn't healed or has healed in malalignment. In these instances, if your gait is severely affected and pain is an issue, usually a surgery is recommended with a revision fixation or possible hip replacement. ...Read more

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To operate hip fracture surgery how much minimum % heart should function for a women @ 77 yrs?

7 METS: There is no set limit for heart function reserve, but we generally like patients to have no active heart disease within the last 6 months and be able to exert themselves to a level of 7 metabolic equivalents. If you cannot or haven't done exercise to this level then additional testing may be necessary. Before surgery you will have a comprehensive eval to make sure that you are a good candidate. ...Read more

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How quick is the recovery after a surgery for intertrochanteric hip fracture?

How quick is the recovery after a surgery for intertrochanteric hip fracture?

This depeds on the: Age and underlying medical health as well as physical condition of the patient as well as how well the surgery went in terms of any complications and adequacy of reduction of the fracture with good fixation in bone that is not soft or osteoporotic but one can expect 3 months on average. ...Read more

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Besides hip dislocation and hip fracture, what are other side effects of hip replacement surgery?

Besides hip dislocation and hip fracture, what are other side effects of hip replacement surgery?

Notable risks: Blood clot - in legs or lungs
infection
fracture of femur
loosening or wear of the implant over time (think of your new hip like tires on your car, more miles = less time that they last)
nerve injury
bleeding
change in leg length. ...Read more

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80 y.o. female had hip fracture surgery month and half ago, on morphine and rehab since. Now intermittent slurring of speech and mild memory loss?

80 y.o. female had hip fracture surgery month and half ago, on morphine and rehab since. Now intermittent slurring of speech and mild memory loss?

It could be a new: Stroke or tia, so you should have her see her doctor. It is possible that morphine is causing her symptoms, but other causes need to be excluded first. ...Read more

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My mother got hip fracture dr. Admited her in icu say surgery not possible as BP is low & chest function is 40 so what I do?

Wait: You have to wait for the other drs to get the blood pressure and cardiac function better. Otherwise too risky and your mom might not make it out of surgery. ...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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My mother is 65 years old. She has some respiratory problem, parkinson, hip fracture surgery 3 month ago and choleithiasis. Is drink milk good for her?

Osteoperosis: A hip fracture in this age group is considered an indicator of osteoporosis. Drinking mill for additional vitamin d is a good idea but she should be formally evaluated for osteoporosis and treated with medication and supplements as indicated. ...Read more

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Have torn hamstring from physical therapy after broken hip. I'm recovering well from hip fracture but afraid to go back to same physical therapy.

Have torn hamstring from physical therapy after broken hip. I'm recovering well from hip fracture but afraid to go back to same physical therapy.

Hip strengthening: Depending on when the fracture occurred and whether its completely healed or not, you would still benefit from some hip and pelvic girdle strengthening. If you are not comfortable with the current PT, you can do home exercises and find another therapist. But it will be imperative that the muscles around the hip joint (flexors, extensors, and abductors) are strengthened. ...Read more

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How do u help a hip fracture?

Usually surgery: Hip fractures usually refer to proximal femur fractures near the hip joint. Most of these fractures are treated surgically with fixation or a hip replacement unless the patient is too medically unstable for surgery. ...Read more

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What to do about hip fracture pt?

Depends: The first thing to determine is whether this fracture requires surgical correction. If it doesn't, then the bone will heal on its own, and pt will benefit you by increasing your strength around the joint. ...Read more

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What is done for a minor hip fracture?

Minor define: Uncertain what you mean by minor hip fracture. This needs evaluation and careful treatment. ...Read more

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How is a hip fracture typically treated?

Surgery: Most hip fractures are treated operatively. The type of implant depends on the type of hip fracture. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hip fracture?

Broken hip: 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 attachments can also occur. ...Read more

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What are the signs of fractured neck of femur (broken hip)?

What are the signs of fractured neck of femur (broken hip)?

Pain, can't walk: Femoral neck fractures are extremely debilitating. Elders get these fractures commonly and may have the affected leg shorter than the other and/or rotated. The patient will not bear weight on this side. Sometimes these fractures are less obvious, requiring advanced imaging studies (like mri) to detect. In this case, if you give a tap on the heel, sometimes the patient will feel it up in the hip. ...Read more

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Are there any organs that are associated with a hip fracture?

Usually not: Very rear to find organ damage with hip fractures. ...Read more

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What professionals are involved in hip fracture rehabilitation?

See below: The first doctor is usually an orthopedist. After that physical therapists, occupational therapists, brace makers may also be involved. If the fracture requires extensive rehabilitation, sometimes a physiatrist (a doctor of rehabilitation medicine) may also be involved. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of a hip fracture?

What is the pathophysiology of a hip fracture?

Too much stress: All fractures occur when more stress is applied to the bone then the bone can tolerate. ...Read more

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What is recommended rehab for elderly hip fracture?

Gait traning: You will probably get you out of bed and moving on the first day after surgery. Physical therapy will initially focus on range of motion and strengthening exercises. Depending on the type of surgery you had and whether you have assistance at home, you may need to go from the hospital to an extended care facility. ...Read more

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Can a hip fracture cause your leg to go numb?

Porentially: Yes potentially through a variety of mechanisms including a subsequent hematoma (bleeding from the texture)around a nerve or a stretch injury of the nerve. ...Read more

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Can a hip fracture turn into avascular necrosis?

Yes: If the fracture interferes with the blood supple to the ball of the hip joint, avn can occur. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for someone who had radiation for hip cancer and now has a hip fracture?

What is the prognosis for someone who had radiation for hip cancer and now has a hip fracture?

Fair: Radiation and tumors will weaken the hip and can predispose people to fractures. If the cancer has been eradicated, the fracture should heal with proper treatment and surgery. If the cancer is still present, the hip can be stabilized but cancer treatment must continue. ...Read more

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What is optimal BP to balance risks of a second ischemic stroke or a second hip fracture in a senior?

Unique need: The answer is not definable from your information. Too little blood pressure reduces brain blood flow & may contribute to loss of balance, leading to hip fracture. The patient has unique features making a specific number impossible to give. How high is too high?
The pressure should be high enough to maintain brain blood flow but not so high to cause heart strain. ...Read more

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What could cause a hip fracture?

Fall: The most common cause of a hip fracture is from a person sustaining a fall. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a hip fracture?

What are symptoms of a hip fracture?

Hip groin pain: Hip symptoms are felt in the groin. But a fracture can occur in a variety of areas in the hip and can be felt in general in different areas. A lot of people complain of pain along the outer pelvis. This is usually not where you feel hip pain and more often bursitis of the hip. ...Read more

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How can I manage with a hip fracture?

Take your time: Most fractures heal in 6-8 weeks after fixation.
During that time go slow, don't be in a rush, use your walking aid (walker, crutches, cane) do your exercises, get good nutrition and protein intake and you will do it! ...Read more

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What are some signs of a hip fracture?

Pain: Pain, pain. Cant walk or put weight on it. ...Read more

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How is a hip fracture typically diagnosed?

Xray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a minor hip fracture?

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

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How safe is fosama to take if you have already had a hip fracture?

How safe is fosama to take if you have already had a hip fracture?

Safe: Fosamax (alendronate) and other diphosphonates are helpful in maintaining bone density in older patients w/ bone osteopenia; usually documented w/ bone densitometry. Atypical proximal femur and hip fractures have been seen in patients on diphosphonates for long periods of time, but these are relatively rare. See your pcp or an endocrinologist for evaluation if you have questions about treatment alternatives. Gl! ...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


Dr. Charles Toman
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Hip Fracture (Definition)

A break in the upper quarter of the femur (thigh) bone. The extent of the break depends on the forces that are involved. The type of surgery used to treat a hip fracture is primarily based on the bones and soft tissues affected or on the ...Read more