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Pelvis Rehab Medicare Will
Broke pelvis two weeks ago, sent to rehab ctr, was told medicare will cover only 20 days? What now?
LEAVE: Medicare is right. Unless there are complications that are reported by the physician, twenty days is perfectly adequate, if one is at a competent rehab center. If you need further rehab, and have not reached optimal functioning, you are eligible for outpatient rehabilitation and physical therapy. Get moving. ...Read more
Medicare is a federal program that pays for certain health care expenses of individuals who are 65 years or older. It is divided into three parts, with Part A covering hospital bills, Part B covering doctor bills, and Part C providing the option to choose from a package of health care plans. Individuals who have Medicare ...Read more
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
How old do you have to be to go to a rehab center and how long to stay for pt after broken pelvis?
See below: Some rehab hospitals have pediatric units but most do not. There is no particular age requirement. With regard to a broken pelvis, the answer to length of stay will depend on the extent of the injury to the pelvis, where the pelvis was fractured, if the person is able to bear weight on the legs as well as many other factors. I would expect at least one week and maybe up to 4 weeks in most cases. ...Read more
"after month of good pt rehab for broken pelvis, when can I return to assisted living? Who must ok?
Your Orthopedist.: The fx does take about 3-4 months to heal. Check with him. ...Read more
Broke pelvis 3mo ago, did rehab ctr 1mo, then back to al. Daughter (poa) did not arrange pt, aides wont escort me using walker. How can I get strong?
Talk to your MD: Are you home bound ? Ifso then you would qualify for more pt and they could come to your house. Sounds like that is what you need an your doctor has to order it not your poa. Don't be bashful in letting the extent. ...Read more
3mo ago hospitalized for broken pelvis, catheter caused uti. Then rehab for a month, another uti. Two more. All 4 treated. First ones in my life. Why?
Maybe UTI, maybe not: Normally, the human urinary system is designed to 1) flow one way (i.e. Out) and 2) completely empty the bladder. The catheter can cause a "back wash" of urine (with bacteria) into the bladder. Now, if the diagnosis is based solely on WBC in the urine, then it may not be a UTI but rather, a pyuria due to irritation of the bladder by the balloon that keeps the catheter in place. ...Read more
1 daughter thinks I am too old for pt, other thinks it would help for the rest of my life. Broke pelvis at 92, rehab for mo then it stopped, now weak ?
Never too old for: You are never too old for exercise especially after an injury like yours and at your age. You can only benefit from this course of treatment. ...Read more
93 yr old mother has osteoporosis now four fractures in
her pelvis... Spontaneous?. Does she do rehab
but continue to have spontaneous fx or does she become
bed/chair ridden but pain free?
Forteo: If there has been difficulty in healing of one or more of the fractures it is possible that treatment with Forteo could produce healing. This is the only medication that stimulates new bone formation. ...Read more
Autonomy & analgesia: Services to treat pain or incontinence when there are weakness or dysfunction in the pelvic or low back regions. The therapies themselves are similar to treatments of other body areas with manual work, modalities and exercise. What is unique is the therapist's understanding of the body region and physiology which can be quite complicated. ...Read more
See below: Pelvic floor rehab can be done for a variety of reasons including pelvic pain, incontinnence problems (particularly after delivery for women), painful sexual issues etc. It usually involves some type of strengthening exercises for the pelvic diaphragm muscles which work like a sling to keep the pelvic floor stable. It may also involve biofeedback to improve coordination and decrease spasm. ...Read more
Might: Lift it a bit. More likely to help with symptoms. ...Read more
Pelvic Floor Rehab: A specialized physical therapy rehab program usually performed by female physical therapists for female patients. The therapists have specialized training to identify insufficient muscle strength or muscle coordination. The use of deep heat modalities may help if increased tone of muscles that are not coordinated. Biofeedback allow you to understand which exercises fire which muscles. ...Read more
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
Is pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy effective for interstitial cystitis (aka: painful bladder syndrome)?
Neurologist : 90, pelvic fx 5mo ago. Rehab center 1mo then no pt, weakening, leg on side of fracture is shaky bearing wt even with walker. What cause?
At home or center: Hip replacement rehabilitation begins in the hospital shortly after hip surgery. Continued rehab may then continue at home with the proper home nursing rehab team or in a rehabilation center. See which your surgeon prefers and your insurance covers. Don't cut corners on this type of procedure only to develop problems years later. ...Read more
10.000?: Complex question.Are you asking for the doctor's fees, hospital cost?Dr's fees are independent of the hospital bill that usually icludes:hospital stay, any diagnostic test such as x-raysw, lab work, pt, the use of the operating room, anesthesia fees and the cost of the prosthesis used, those cost are very variable from hospital to hospital.Dr's fees are between2.500 to 5.000 thousand dollars. ...Read more
It varies: Typically, stretching and strengthening of artificial joints have beneficial effects. However, if there are specific mechanical obstructions (such as impingement, loose bodies) stretching can actually flare up arthritic joints. One should always use common sense when engaging in a therapy program and consult with a physician if there is increasing pain and dysfunction. ...Read more
Rehab: After the fracture repair either by pinning or half hip replacement, the patient begins to work with physical therapy to begin weight bearing, walking with an assistive device, usually a walker. If a hip replacement was done, it is very important to learn the "precautions" given by the surgeon which will dictate what movement should not be done while the surgery heals. Rehab usually 3 months. ...Read more
Was a serious iceskater age 5-19 and at 19 had a severe right hip hemotoma from repetition fall learning triples, took 2 mos for rehab & pain is back?
Hip Pain: I assume imaging was done to diagnose the hematoma? Did pain resolve over the 2 mo of rehab and is now returning with increasing activity? Or did pain get better but never go away? Need to see sports med specialist to examine you, look at your previous imaging, perhaps order new or additional imaging to help you get better. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...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
No: People who have had a total hip replacement need physical therapy afterward. If the patient can walk a certain amount safely, then the patient can go home after the hospital stay. Often times, those patients who go home qualify for in-home pt and nursing. If they cannot walk enough, the patient goes to rehab until they do achieve those goals. ...Read more
If you are going to a rehab facility, you would usually be in the rehab center for a week or less.
People will then have at home or outpatient rehabilitation for approximately 4-6 weeks depending on their recovery and response. ...Read more
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