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What are some of the treatments for hip fractures?

What are some of the treatments for hip fractures?

Surgery: Most fractured hips require surgery because they heal poorly, or not at all without some form of hardware to hold the broken bones in place. Some, especially in older patients, require replacement. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Treatments for a fractured or bruised hip?

Treatments for a fractured or bruised hip?

See an Orthopaedist: Bruised hips will heal with conservative care (rest and therapy) but a fracture may require surgery. Best to see an orthopaedic surgeon and have x-rays taken to identify bruise vs.Fracture. Appropriate treatment can then be recommended. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for the fracture of the hip?

Surgery : Hip fractures nearly always require surgery. Treatment depends on the fracture type. Some fractures are surgicallyy repaired using internal fixation (rod, plate & screws), while others benefit from arthroplasty replacement. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for the fracture of the hip?

Surgery: The treatment for a fractures hip is almost universally surgery. Even in the case of fractures that aren't displaced the recommendation is usually for surgical stabilization. ...Read more

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I have an urgent questions about hip avulsion fracture? What are the signs and treatment methods for a hip avulsion fracture?

I have an urgent questions about hip avulsion fracture? What are the signs and treatment methods for a hip avulsion fracture?

Mostly non surgical: The sign is pain and limited mobility of the involed hip . The vast majority of avulsion fractures heal very well without surgical intervention, but be sure to talk to your doctor about the best treatment for your specific injury. ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of a stress fracture in your hip/pelvis? And treatment?

What are the symptoms of a stress fracture in your hip/pelvis? And treatment?

I guess pain: "hip/pelvis stress fracture" a curious medical diagnosis & one this doctor has never heard for symptoms in these structurally firm bone regions. Fractures (cracks) in these bones by & large occur from significant trauma & not from repetative biomechanical "stress"; unless person has severely advanced demineralization or wasting of bone mass & integrity from advanced age and/or a specific disease. ...Read more

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I have a stress fracture in the neck of my hip bone and a torn labrum, what is the usual treatment and recovery time?

I have a stress fracture in the neck of my hip bone and a torn labrum, what is the usual treatment and recovery time?

Fracture priority: First priority is the fracture. See an ortho doc immediately. This can cause significant probs if not treated. Some stress fx's of fem neck need surgery. Once fracture is dealt with, then deal w the labrum. If surgery needed for stress fx, then possible surgery for both at same time if ortho doc does arthroscopy too. ...Read more

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Iliac crest bone graft from hip for treatment for nonunion scaphoid how big is the cut ? Will they take much bone graft? Hello there I have nonunion scaphoid for nearly two years now im having open reducion and internal fixation of the scaphoid fracture w

Iliac crest bone graft from hip for treatment for nonunion scaphoid how big is the cut ? Will they take much bone graft? Hello there I have nonunion scaphoid for nearly two years now im having open reducion and internal fixation of the scaphoid fracture w

These : These are very specific questions, good questions but the best answer comes form the surgeon who is going to operate on you. Typically "small cut" (whatever that means may be different for different cases, and going home typically depends upon how you feel, genral health, length of surgery etc....Talk to your doctor pick up the phone and call the office of where your surgery is being done. ...Read more

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Is raloxefene the only breast cancer treatment that helps the bones against osteoporosis and does it build new bone, & prevent hip and spine fractures?

Is raloxefene the only breast cancer treatment that helps the bones against osteoporosis and does it build new bone, & prevent hip and spine fractures?

One of it : Evista (raloxifene) or Raloxifene is a selective estrogen modulating drug , used in post menopausal breast cancers, is slightly better than tomaxifen in certain aspects, like reducing osteoporoses, reduce the incidence of fractures, has to be used with caution , in presence of vascular , renal & heart diseases may cause lethal thromboembolism. Speak to your oncologist. ...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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What are some of the treatments for partial bone fractures?

What are some of the treatments for partial bone fractures?

Stabilization: Typically, a partial fracture or stress fracture simply requires stabilization of the bone, and reduction of impact, especially if a fracture from the waist down. These heal very easily typically. ...Read more

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What are some of the treatments for metatarsal bone fractures?

What are some of the treatments for metatarsal bone fractures?

Cast or boot & rest: Most mildly displaced to nondisplaced traumatic or stress fractures of the metatarsals heal well without the need for surgery. There are a few exceptions, including a specific fracture of the 5th metatarsal called a jones fracture. A boot walker or a cast are often used for treatment, and typical healing occurs in approximately 6 weeks. Crutches may also be used with the cast or boot. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for vertebral fractures?

What are some treatment options for vertebral fractures?

Simple things first: Many can be treated with medication, activity modification (such as limiting lifting). Some will find a brace useful. Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty (injection with bone cement) is controversial. Open surgery is limited to people with spinal cord or nerve pressure. ...Read more

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What are some signs of a hip fracture?

What are some signs of a hip fracture?

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