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What Is The Rehabilitation Following A Treatment For An Intertrochanteric Hip
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Hip fracture is usually treated with either pinning or a partial hip replacement (hemi arthroplasty) depending on where anatomically the fracture is and how extensive. In either scenario, the bone is ready to be weight bearing immediately, but the muscles must heal. Often an older person will find recovery more difficult than a younger; only because they start out less physically fit and strong. ...Read more
Rest and therapy: Its important that a proper diagnosis has been made. If hip tendinitis is present then avoidance of painful maneuvers, proper stretching and therapy exercises, icing and anti inflammatory medication, and sometimes an injection of steroid can be tried. If symptoms persist further workup and evaluation by a specialist may be needed to confirm the diagnosis or rule out other diagnosis around the hip. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urgent reduction: Dislocated hip must be promptly reduced (relocated) as soon as identified for a number of reasons. Number one left in a dislocated position it is generally very painful and could in theory compromise nerve function. Also can result to damage to hip cartilage which has limited to no ability to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slow advance to norm: Not all hip flexor strains are the same. Mild strains that allow painfree motion equal to the opposite hip can be treated symptomatically by applying ice. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or an anti-inflammatory medication can help. More significant strains that make normal daily activities difficult or painful will require a period of rest and decreased strenuous activity until pain subsides and motion returns to normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Usually surgery, but sometimes immobilization depending on the location within the hip. ...Read more
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