What is Hip Fracture Treatment?
While it may be easy to think of a hip fracture as just another broken bone, this condition can actually lead to life-threatening complications. Hip fractures are commonly caused by severe impact, such as a motor vehicle accident or a hard fall. Additionally, men and women with weak bones may spur a hip fracture by suddenly twisting their leg into an unnatural pose.
While people of all ages can break their hip, older men and women are especially prone to hip fractures. Obtaining quality and immediate medical attention is crucial in the occurrence of a hip fracture, as this injury can cause long-term, debilitating effects when not properly and promptly addressed. Examples of secondary issues associated with hip fractures include:
- A permanent and heightened risk of falls and injury
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Blood clots
- Weakened bones
- Additional hip fractures
Addressing a hip fracture right away increases your chance of obtaining successful treatment and restoring your quality of life through the most optimal healing.
Our Treatment Approach
At OrthoCARE Institute, we are fully committed to providing innovative, patient-centric care that meet your individual needs. Often, a hip fracture is immediately visible due to the position of your body and other external symptoms. Sometimes, an X-ray or MRI may be necessary to locate the precise location of the fracture, especially if it is rather small. After examining your condition, our experienced orthopedic specialists will design a treatment plan tailored to your unique condition.
For patients suffering from a hip fracture, there are many available treatments. Depending on your age, health and the severity of your injury, options include:
- Anti-inflammatory and pain medication
- Physical therapy
- Internal repair involving metal screws to stabilize the hip joint
- Partial hip replacement
- Total hip replacement
- Hip resurfacing procedures
Usually, a combination of medication, rest, physical therapy and surgery is necessary to properly heal from a hip fracture. If surgical intervention is necessary, your orthopedic doctor will recommend one or more of the options available to you based upon your physical state and health history.
To learn more about hip fracture treatments or OrthoCARE Institute, get in touch by calling us directly at 972-573-7802 or fill out the form on our Contact Us page. We are happy to discuss any questions, comments or concerns you may have!