Hip Fractures: This is the second part of a two-part blog series on hip fractures.
Nails, screws, and rods are used in some conditions of intertrochanteric fracture for fixation, Internal fixation means fixing the fracture (break in the bone) using devices to hold the bone in place while it heals.
Hemiarthroplasty" is also used to replace the femoral head (the rounded top part of the femur (upper thigh bone) that sits in the hip socket) with a prosthesis or the false part. There is ongoing litigation regarding claimed injuries sustained by some artificial hip recipients who reacted to metal shavings resulting from implantation of certain kinds of prosthetic hips.
Rehabilitation After Surgery
At a hospital patients have a care team assisting you to get out of bed and move on the first day after surgery. Physical therapy is very important and will focus on range of motion and strengthening exercises. Patients require assistance at home or may need to go from the hospital to an extended care facility, depending on the type of surgery performed. Working with therapists to learn techniques for independence in daily life, like using the toilet, bathing, cooking and dressing is required.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a serious injury such as a hip fracture, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced hip fractures trial lawyer at The Maurer Law Firm, PLLC to schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights by filling out our free website "Tell Us About Your Case" review form, or phone us directly at 845- 896-5295.
Posted by Ira M. Maurer, Esq. for The Maurer Law Firm, PLLC
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