Patients may be discharged from the hospital to their home or find that a stay in a rehabilitation facility is necessary to assist them in regaining their ability to walk.
The amount of weight that is allowed to be placed on the injured leg will be determined by the surgeon and is generally a function of the type of fracture and repair (fixation).
The physical therapist will work with the patient to help regain strength and the ability to walk. This process may take up to three months.
Most patients will be placed on medicine to thin their blood to reduce the chances of developing blood clots for up to 6 weeks.
FOLLOW UP CARE
During the appointments that take place after surgery, Dr Parminder J Singh will want to check the wound, remove sutures, follow the healing process using X-rays, and prescribe additional physical therapy, if necessary.
Following hip fracture surgery, most patients will regain the majority of their mobility and independence.
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