Fracture Neck Of Femur


Lifestyle Modification

The increase in elderly population in the world has made fracture neck of femur a major problem that needs to be tackled. Health policies need to be developed that take care of this health condition.

The preventive strategies for the elderly are:-

Preventing Osteoporosis- this can be done by including a healthy dose of calcium and vitamin D in your diet and by engaging in moderate exercises regularly.

Preventing falls- The elderly are always at an increased risk for a fall. This can be prevented by:-

• Preventing osteoporosis
• Increasing physical activity to make the bones strong
• Avoiding medications that have strong side effects and affect mental alertness and gait
• Caring for one’s vision
• Living in a safe home

Early ambulation after fixing fracture neck of femur increases the speed of recovery. The patient must resort to early walking and exercises after hip surgery with the help of a physical therapist.

With care and medical monitoring the patients who undergo hip surgery will recover sufficiently to resume normal life.

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My dad is 81 years old and suffered fracture of femoral neck, operated and metal rod (all along the femur) and screws were used to stabilise and treatment. After 5 months there is no pain or discomfort. But what should be done so that he starts walking again. He is constantly cared by a nurse and legs receive daily massage and they seem to have improved along with strengthening excercises. But my dad is reluctant to try more efforts and try walking even with 'walker' support and us around him to help.
Does he need psychological analysis and help to overcome his reluctance?
rajur  Tuesday, June 18, 2013
i am 39 years old and i have a tumor in neck of femur, was told to be carefull as it could fracture but they are going to monitor every 6 months, i am in alot of pain n often wake crying cause of it what are my options?doctor said if they operate i may never walk again plz help cause i can not keep living on pain killers
chrissy73  Sunday, March 25, 2012
Hi am sravani studying 2nd dad was met with an accident 3months back.he had poliomyelitis.his neck of the femur was fractured after that he was operated but it was not success.dey kept screws over there but they came he is again going for i request u 2 suggest for my dad's operation which could make him normal.thanking mail id is
sravani  Monday, November 1, 2010
This article requires some more detailing.
The animated sketch showing the various sites of fracture is very helpful
Bhavya  Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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