Treatment For The Elderly Who Cannot Walk After Falling In The Bathroom?
Hello, my mother is 72 years old and has had a left stroke almost 3 years. and already started to be able to walk even though it’s not normal because in the sole of his foot feels a tingling sensation and pain like in a pricking. but 3 weeks back my mother fell after showering because she slipped, her left knee and hips had a left stroke so it hurt again and even moved a little in pain and now could not walk anymore because she was not strong. My guess still has something to do with calcification. Help me what should I do? and what special doctor should I bring to cure my mother. Thank you in advance.
Good morning, thanks for the question
In the elderly, trauma to bone and muscle tissue is very susceptible to occur even though trauma is mild or low-energy trauma, the most common cause is the condition of osteoporosis or calcification of bones.
Fractures or fractures that occur in the elderly with suspected osteoporosis are called pathological fractures, or fractures that occur in bones with abnormal structures.
The highest incidence, especially in elderly women, is a fracture in the neck of the groin (collum femur), in the groin (caput femur), and in the long femur (shaft femur).
Risk factors for pathological fractures include:
1. Patients with fractures that occur spontaneously or in minor trauma
2. Old age
3. History of malignancy or metabolic disease
Complaints can include pain, swelling, changes in the shape of the affected joints, difficulty in moving, sensory disturbance, and muscle weakness.
Consult with an orthopedic specialist to assess the type of fracture and its location, and plan for further treatment. The doctor may recommend an X-ray of the area that is suspected of having a fracture or MRI examination.
Treatment depends on the type of bone fracture formed. If there is a shift in bone fracture, then the definitive action is surgery by installing plates and screws. But if there is no bone shift, it may still be possible to act conservatively with activity restrictions.
While doing restrictions on activities, especially those related to withstand heavy loads including body loads, and avoid excessive manipulation of movements in areas that experience post-fall pain.
Hopefully this information can be useful