Treatment Of Hip And Thigh Fractures Due To Accidents?
Hello, I had an accident that caused the joint that connects my thighbone and hip to loosen, should I have surgery?
Hi Said.. Thank you for the questions given.
Previously, it was necessary to determine whether what happened to you was a dislocation (injury to the joint that causes the bone to shift from its normal position) or a fracture. To confirm these two things, an examination by a doctor must be carried out and supported by an X-ray examination. From the results of this examination, it can be seen the type of injury you have experienced.
If you have a broken bone, the most common symptoms are:
Severe pain accompanied by bruising The leg cannot be moved, shifted, or lifted Difficult to support the affected side of the pelvis The painful side of the leg appears shorter Treatment that is often recommended by doctors is surgery, because the hip joint is a large joint and if not treated properly It will make it difficult for you to walk and move, damage to blood vessels, nerves, and surrounding muscles. After undergoing surgery, within a certain time you can undergo rehabilitation, namely physiotherapy and be trained in the process of moving. The hip fracture recovery process takes several months so patience is needed on you to get good results and the joint can function as before. In the meantime rest the joints and do not move just yet.
Also read: hip fracture
Hope it is useful