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What is the rehabilitation following a hip fracture surgery?

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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: Physical therapy

Working with a physical therapist to increase range of motion, strength and improve gait is generally recommended.
Patients usually start with a walker and progress to a cane or no assistance with time. Early weight bearing is encouraged in most cases.

In brief: Physical therapy

Working with a physical therapist to increase range of motion, strength and improve gait is generally recommended.
Patients usually start with a walker and progress to a cane or no assistance with time. Early weight bearing is encouraged in most cases.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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