Hip fracture (english subtitled).


Hey, how you doing? One aspect in which we do not usually repair
is that, although breaking a bone is something very simple to understand, recovery can be
very complex. And that recovery, of course, is highly conditioned
by the person’s situation before the fracture. Well, what should we know? For we must be attentive to the most frequent
complications in order to detect them in time, and prevent greater evils. For example, it is known that the later the surgical intervention, the more complications, longer the hospital stay, and the more difficult the recovery. So it’s a good idea for us to do our utmost
to ensure that the surgery is not delayed any longer than it should be, right? After going through the operating room, the
most common problems are: Acute Confusional Syndrome. (Incidentally, attention must be paid to cognitive
impairment, which can occur even before surgery). Heart failure and arrhythmias. Pneumonia. Urinary tract infection. Malnutrition. And pressure ulcers. As we see, something very simple can result
in multiple complications, which requires the attention of many good professionals. Knowing this, we can become the best allies
for a good recovery. And when it comes to recovery, early patient
mobilization has been shown to improve the patient’s prognosis. Therefore, it is a good idea to get an evaluation
from a physical therapist, and start rehabilitation as soon as possible. In any case, unless, of course, the doctor
or surgeon says otherwise, it is advisable to start moving from the day after surgery. Precisely, one of the few factors in which
we can intervene decisively is that the patient should walk at the time of discharge, even
if it is with our help, but walk. This will greatly facilitate the recovery
of your autonomy and the life expectancy of our loved one. I hope that I have helped you not to have
to complain afterwards about: But he/she only broke his/her hip!

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