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Ifell 9 mths. Ago and fra tured my hip. I still have to use a walker. Is this normal? I’m 81
Hello @faith123, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect! I’m sorry to hear you are troubled by your hip.
I would like to connect you with member @rspaulling, who recently had experience with a broken hip. I hope they will share personal experience with you.
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@faith123, are there any tips you could give future members on how you have dealt with this so far?
I fell and fractured my hip in august of 2016 i am 81. How long should it take to heal? I still have to use a walker or cane.
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Hello @faith123 and welcome to Mayo Connect. I’m sorry to hear that you are still having difficulty since your hip fracture last year. I can understand your concern. Has your doctor offered any opinions or comments on this yet? Please share with us what treatments you have had for the fracture. Perhaps those in our Mayo Connect community might be able to help you with your question if you will let us know if you had surgery, physical therapy, etc. We look forward to getting to know you! Teresa
I had surgery with rod and pen also pt
Couldn’t find member@rspaulling
@faith123 It looks like you misspelled the name, it is @rspaulling, Teresa
Exactly how do i get this person? Keep getting reply no such addres
All i can say is Thank God i have a daughter who stays with me. It is not what you would wish on worst enemy. I have always been active so this has been hell for me
@faith123 That is wonderful. I’m glad that you have her help! Teresa
Has anyone heard of revision surgery for a fractured hip?
@faith123 I am going to invite @Adrainpalmer to this conversation. Her husband had hip revision surgery, perhaps she will be able to offer some information. Also, @mardigras and @Cjropes have had hip surgery and perhaps they can share something about their recovery issues. Teresa
Thank you hopful
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Not very well I’m afraid. I’ve always been very active and it has been a big adjustment for me. My daughter stays with me. She has been a godsend. It’s been almost 10 months and still on walker. I can use a cane but feel a little ensucure with it. It’s been almost a month since I joined this group. Still haven’t got to talk to @rspaulling. I did find her page but it was concerning mental health which I could probably benefit from it have pretty much held on by a thread so far. Thanks for your help.
This july 3 will be 11 mths. Since i fractured my hip. I can take a few steps without the walker but have a bad limp. The dr. Has put me back on pt 3 times a week. Also have found out i have afib and dvt. On blood thinner for that
@faith123, I’d like to introduce you to @gailfaith. While she hasn’t experienced a fractured hip (at least I don’t think she has), she does go to PT regularly and has a tenacity and dedication that I find encouraging and admirable. I hope by talking with Gail, you’ll find inspiration to stick with the PT and keep getting better. Doing a few steps without the walker is a great accomplishment. What motivates you to keep going?
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