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Hip Fractures

In a majority of people a hip fracture or a broken hip occurs as a result of a fall or a blow to the hip. Causes of geriatric hip fractures include:

  • Osteoporosis, the bone weakening condition which increases the risk of fall among older adults, especially individuals aged over 65
  • Injury caused by a motor vehicle accident or intense trauma during athletic activity
  • Bone weakening due to tumor or infection

Symptoms of hip fracture include hip pain, swelling or bruising of the calf or leg. In older adults, the condition can result in pneumonia, blood clots, muscle weakness and even life-endangering complications. A leading multi-specialty healthcare center in Brooklyn, NY, HealthQuest provides specialized treatment and care for hip fractures which includes the least invasive to multiple surgical options.

Customized Treatment for Different Types of Hip Fractures

There two common types of hip fractures are intertrochanteric fractures and femoral neck fractures. Our team of orthopedic specialists can treat these conditions with surgery, though patients with serious medical conditions that prevent surgical treatment may be recommended non-operative options.

Our specialists provide each patient with a customized treatment plan based on important considerations such as the age of the patient, the type of fracture, and the extent of injury or displacement. Diagnostic modalities such as X-ray and MRI are used to determine the nature of the fracture.

Treatment for hip fractures at HealthQuest includes a combination of surgery, medication, rehabilitation services, and pain management:

Surgery: Our orthopedic surgeons provide surgery for hip fracture that can stabilize the fractured hip and help the patient recover in the shortest possible time. Our surgical options for hip fracture in elderly include repairing hips by inserting metal screws, replacing part of the femur or replacing the entire hip joint. Our rehabilitation center also provides prolonged specialized care and long-term nursing services necessary in the majority of hip fracture patients.

Medication: For the fractures that seem stable, we provide minimally invasive treatments with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), routine injections, analgesics, and muscle relaxant therapies. We also provide treatments for osteoporosis.

Physical Therapy: Our physical therapy programs feature exercises to help patients strengthen the hip and improve mobility.

Pain Management: For postoperative pain management, we provide several interventions such as systemic analgesia, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), nerve blocks, physical therapy, and more.

Preventing

Geriatric Hip Fracture

We offer a comprehensive Slip and Fall prevention program to prevent falls in geriatric patients and helps them improve mobility and independence. The program covers assessment of physical and environmental risks and conditioning to modify these risks, gait testing and training, balance program, and interventions with exercise.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

Call 718-769-2521 or send an email to info@hqbk.com for more details about our hip fracture pain management treatment programs for hip fractures in elderly people. We accept Medicare and most major medical insurance plans.