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It is unfortunately very common for patients over the age of 60 years old to sustain a fall that can result in a fracture of the top part of the femur (hip bone). This is known as a hip fracture. Car accidents or falls of ladders can also cause this. Many times, patients with a hip fracture cannot get up and walk after the incident and are taken to the hospital.
Our hip specialists at OrthoSouth can get you up and walking again after a hip fracture. We have a variety of way to treat hip fractures, but each patient and individual fracture pattern is different. Screws, rods (called an intramedullary nail), and even hip hemiarthroplasty (half hip replacement), to total hip replacement are a few of the options we offer.
Physical therapy is often times needed to restore strength and maintain balance, and OrthoSouth offers a variety of therapies in the Physical Therapy department to help with this.
To read more about hip replacement, visit our Joint Replacement page.
Different from a hip fracture, a fracture of the acetabulum (hip socket) can often be treated without surgery. However, occasionally surgery may be necessary. Once the fracture is seen, x-rays and a CAT scan may be performed and a walker or crutches prescribed for a period of time while the fracture heals. Once the fracture shows signs of healing, you may be allowed to increase your amount of walking.
Our specialists at OrthoSouth can get you healed and back walking after a pelvis or acetabulum fracture. The physical therapists at OrthoSouth also can help you heal while maintaining your strength.
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