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

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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How can I use pool in pt for pelvic fracture?

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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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more