Category Archive: rehabilitation

broken hip? advice from a nurse

broken hip

I have been a nurse for over 20 years, and for the last ten years I have worked on a floor of the hospital where patients recover from orthopedic operations.  I’ve noticed that over the years, the number of people with hip fractures has increased, and in talking to our unit manager, it seems like …

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nutrition after a hip fracture

odwalla chocolate protein monster

Here’s a topic that is seldom discussed with a patient and the family after a hip fracture: nutrition.  The fact is that what we eat has an enormous effect on how well we recover from major illnesses, and hip fractures are no exception.  The elderly have pretty poor appetites to begin with, and their dietary …

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rehabilitation

hip fracture rehabilitation

An overview of the rehabilitation process In many respects, surgery for hip fractures is the easy part.  For the patient, the hardest part is the rehabilitation process.  The goal of hip fracture surgery is to restore the patient to walking, but if the rehabilitation process is neglected, a hip fracture will often result in a …

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