Crouse Health Online: Wellness is just a click away.
Share Share
  |  Connect with Us: 
large
med
small
Text Size
 

Health News



Health Tip: Returning Home After Hip Fracture

Health Tip: Returning Home After Hip Fracture

03/18/11

(HealthDay News) -- Home life after surgery to repair a hip fracture is much different than it was before your injury. The simplest activities become more challenging, including the task of getting comfortable without pain.

The ADAM Encyclopedia offers these suggestions:

  • Continue with exercises recommended by your physical therapist.
  • Continue using your cane or crutches until your doctor or physical therapist says you can stop.
  • Try to get up and move around at least every 45 minutes.
  • Sit in chairs that have arm rests, and avoid low chairs that place your knees higher than your hips.
  • Instead of crossing your legs, sit with both feet flat on the floor, with your legs and feet pointed slightly outward.
  • Use a raised toilet seat for the first few weeks.
  • Avoid bending over to pick up things off the floor.
  • Don't sleep on your stomach or on the side affected by your surgery.
Copyright © 2011 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

OF INTEREST:
 

Latest News

Crouse Hospital Names Adham Samy Kamel, MD, Medical Director for Stroke Program
more >

MedEx Bedside Prescription Delivery Service

Free service offers convenience, patient education at discharge.
more >

CrouseSports Express After-Hours Ortho Care

Immediate care of orthopedic injuries in kids and adults.
more >

Weight Loss Surgery

Is it right for you? Attend a free information seminar held twice monthly.
more >

Quality at Crouse

See how Crouse Hospital strives to provide the best in patient care.
more >

Cheer Up That Special Someone

Say get well or welcome a new arrival with a gift purchased right at Crouse.

more >

Make an Online Donation Now

Your donation of any amount helps support Crouse services & programs in a meaningful way.
more >

Shop Online Now

Say get well, thinking of you or welcome new baby with a unique gift from the Crouse Gift Shop.

more >