Physiatry at Washington Township Medical Foundation
A hip fracture is a break in the upper thigh bone, which is called the
femur. This is an especially frequent injury in older people, who may
have more fragile bones due to conditions such as osteoporosis, and may
be more prone to falling. Use of certain medications can also cause balance
issues / instability, making a patient more likely to fall and suffer
a broken hip.
A physiatrist can work with a patient who has risk factors such as
osteoporosis in order to prevent falls from happening in the first place. Strengthening
exercises and balance training can prove highly effective in combating
the effects of osteoporosis and preventing falls from occurring.
Hip Fracture Rehabilitation
For patients who have experienced broken / fractured hips, a physiatrist
may recommend different treatment approaches.
The decision to conduct surgery will depend on factors such as:
- The type of hip fracture
- The location of the hip fracture
Learn more about the rehabilitation program at Washington Township Medical
Foundation. Your treatment approach could include physical therapy, education
regarding use of the leg, and specialized equipment. See your physiatrist
in Fremont to learn more about our hip fracture rehabilitation program.