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Any good sites on rehabilitation of patients after broken hips?
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Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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