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Hip Fracture

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.

Fall Prevention

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.

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