The goal is to get you back on your feet again as quickly as possible while your broken bone heals. For older patients, staying in bed for even several days may lead to serious complications.
Prompt Emergency Treatment
- Taking all weight off the injured leg and immobilizing the fracture
- Checking vital signs such as blood pressure
- Treating problems such as internal blood loss
- Pain control with pain killers and other drugs
Surgery is performed to set the broken bone and hold it in the correct position. This may involve:
- Inserting a surgical plate and screws at the fracture site
- Replacing the hip with a metal implant (prosthesis), which has a ball that fits into the hip socket and an attached stem which goes into the thigh bone to hold the implant in place
- Exercises or therapy to help you return to your normal level of activity
- A cane or walker as advised by your doctor
- Aid with activities of daily living until you can return to normal activity
If you are diagnosed with a hip fracture, follow your doctor's instructions .
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