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How low can you sit after a pelvic fracture

By Anonymous December 15, 2015 - 12:03pm
 
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My Mom aged 83 had a fall in the house in Oct this year. No surgery as it was a hairline fracture. Was advised bed rest for 6 weeks and administered a pain killer to be taken thrice a day. Today she is able to walk a little with the help of a walker within the house. She also has arthritis to add to her woes. I apply sesame seed oil on her groin area where the fracture was as well as on her entire legs. My question is how low can a chair or any seating be to avoid any complications or pain while sitting. At present she sits on the bed and reasonably high chair. What about climbing stairs? How soon can it be done. Can anybody help with advise based on their experiences. Thank you. I'm Patricia.

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

How long your mom can sit or how soon she can climb stairs is difficult to speculate. Largely because recovery of a bone fracture is really very specific to the patient's age, condition and lifestyle prior to the injury.
Has your mom participated in any physical therapy?
The physical therapist would be best suited to answer these types of questions. Perhaps one of the other guides can offer some additional insite on the topic.

Be well,
~Gillette

December 15, 2015 - 2:41pm
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