hip fractures
Fractures of the neck of the hip are justly considered aloneof the most dangerous injuries that a person can get. They fuse very hard, and independently - almost never. The reason for this is the absence of the periosteum, which ensures the fusion of damaged bones. About 90% of these fractures occur in people who have already reached retirement age. Almost a third of them - 30% - die within the first year after receiving trauma as a result of complications caused by the sedentary lifestyle of the patient. However, everything in order.

Fracture of cervix: symptoms

1) Pain is the first and most important symptom of thistype of injury. Concentrating in the inguinal region, when moving, it only intensifies. Most often, a person who has received such a fracture is confined to bed because of severe pain. However, there are cases when painful feelings did not cause serious discomfort to the victim for several days or even weeks. Such fractures are fraught with transformation from closed damage to the open, it is also possible to traumatize the vessels and tissues surrounding the broken bone.
2) External rotation is the position of the foot when it is slightly turned outward.
3) Shortening of the limb by 2-4 centimeters as a result of contraction of the gluteus muscles, pulling the leg close to the pelvis.
4) Limited movement of the foot up and down.

Fracture of cervical hip symptoms

Fractures of the neck of the thigh: treatment

As already described above, hip fracturesthey themselves rarely grow together very rarely, which means that they almost always require surgical intervention and subsequent rehabilitation. Patients with extra-capsular injuries are usually prescribed osteosynthesis. This is an operation to fix a broken bone with a metal pin.

Intracapsular fractures require prosthetics- replacement of the hip joint. Patients who underwent such a fracture of the neck of the hip, even though walking with crutches, can walk a couple of days after the radical intervention.

No matter what kind of operation wasis carried out, in a short time the patient is appointed specially selected for him therapeutic physical training and physiotherapy, which is designed to help him to restore the functions of the damaged limb as soon as possible.

hip fracture of the hip
However, the general condition of the patient is not alwaysallows doctors to carry out radical treatment. Then the patient is assigned immobilization of the limb or skeletal traction of the injured leg. Such patients need special care, since their condition is fraught with a number of complications. However, they usually arise only in those patients who for one reason or another do not get out of bed. While even the most complex fractures require at least minimal physical exertion, again determined by the physiotherapist and the treating physician.

Fractures of the neck of the thigh: complications

Here is just a short list of problems that can arise in a patient with a fracture of the neck of the hip that is chained to the bed:
• pressure sores;
Atony of the intestine;
• congestive pneumonia;
• rotation of the foot;
• problems of a psychological nature.

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