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Could you walk on a fractured hip?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: No

A fractured hip is very painful and any weight bearing is excruciating.

In brief: No

A fractured hip is very painful and any weight bearing is excruciating.
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Dr. Michael Patney
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

An impacted fracture can result in diminished pain and I have had several patients walk into the office and the x-ray and MRI then show fracture.
Get it checked out!

In brief: Yes

An impacted fracture can result in diminished pain and I have had several patients walk into the office and the x-ray and MRI then show fracture.
Get it checked out!
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Rarely

Typically the pain is so severe, walking is impossible.
However, I have had patients walk into my office with a hip fracture. So, if you are having significant pain, especially in the groin region, seek evaluation immediately. The risk of avoiding treatment would be that the fracture could displace, which would necessitate a bigger surgery and require a longer recovery.

In brief: Rarely

Typically the pain is so severe, walking is impossible.
However, I have had patients walk into my office with a hip fracture. So, if you are having significant pain, especially in the groin region, seek evaluation immediately. The risk of avoiding treatment would be that the fracture could displace, which would necessitate a bigger surgery and require a longer recovery.
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