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How do you transport a patient with a broken hip across the country ?

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: Not easitly

Transporting a patient with a broken hip across the country is a challenging and risky idea.
If there is the notion of flying the patient, you must be aware of the risk of blood clots which can be very dangerous. Recommendation would first be to investigate local orthopaedic care that may allow treatment before cross country transport.

In brief: Not easitly

Transporting a patient with a broken hip across the country is a challenging and risky idea.
If there is the notion of flying the patient, you must be aware of the risk of blood clots which can be very dangerous. Recommendation would first be to investigate local orthopaedic care that may allow treatment before cross country transport.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: By train, RV, plane

After a person has had his broken hip fixed, and there is little pain remaining, he can travel.
He can go by any form of transportation, but he will be uncomfortable sitting for any long period. So, going by train (sleeper car) or rv will allow the person to lie down, plus get up and move around to avoid blood clots. Moving around is ok in an rv, if it is parked. It is hard to lie down in a plane.

In brief: By train, RV, plane

After a person has had his broken hip fixed, and there is little pain remaining, he can travel.
He can go by any form of transportation, but he will be uncomfortable sitting for any long period. So, going by train (sleeper car) or rv will allow the person to lie down, plus get up and move around to avoid blood clots. Moving around is ok in an rv, if it is parked. It is hard to lie down in a plane.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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