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What is the rehabilitation process for hip fractures like?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Rehab

Hip fractures are treated either by putting a pin through the fracture (called a gamma nail) or by doing a hemiarthroplasty which is one half of a total hip replacment.
Following either, the rehab process involves working with a physical therapist to learn how to transfer safely from bed to chair or wheelchair, beginning to walk, usually with a walker or crutches and then strengthening.

In brief: Rehab

Hip fractures are treated either by putting a pin through the fracture (called a gamma nail) or by doing a hemiarthroplasty which is one half of a total hip replacment.
Following either, the rehab process involves working with a physical therapist to learn how to transfer safely from bed to chair or wheelchair, beginning to walk, usually with a walker or crutches and then strengthening.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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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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