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They Sent Me To A Rehab Center For Pt For Pelvic Fracture Why Cant I Go Home
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The are no bed rails at nursing home; bed was lowered to the floor. Is that safe if 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
What is "skilled" pt? Why would a 92 year old not be a candidate for it when getting weak quadriceps after pelvic fracture?
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
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