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What is the treatment when an 80 year old has a femus fracture?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Femur fracture

In an otherwise healthy patient, surgery is recommended so that they can be out of bed as son as reasonable.
Prolonged bed rest and immobilization has significant complications associated with it, including bed sores, pneumonia, blood clots in legs (DVT) and lungs (pe), which can be fatal. Depending on location of fracture, fixed with im rod or plate + screws.

In brief: Femur fracture

In an otherwise healthy patient, surgery is recommended so that they can be out of bed as son as reasonable.
Prolonged bed rest and immobilization has significant complications associated with it, including bed sores, pneumonia, blood clots in legs (DVT) and lungs (pe), which can be fatal. Depending on location of fracture, fixed with im rod or plate + screws.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Femur fx

This type of fracture will require surgery.
The implant needed depends on where the fracture is located in the femur.

In brief: Femur fx

This type of fracture will require surgery.
The implant needed depends on where the fracture is located in the femur.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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