Case Study: Joan (01:53)
A 95 year-old woman suffers a fall and is unable to walk. Learn life threatening risks that require a hospital visit.
Hip Fracture Risks (03:49)
Alice shares her experience falling and lying immobile for two days before being discovered. Learn lifestyle, age and medical factors increasing chances of a hip fracture.
Hip Fracture and Frailty (02:01)
Joan is examined by an orthopedic surgeon, geriatrician and anesthesiologist. Learn why hip fracture patients are more likely to die within a year.
Treating Hip Fracture (03:20)
Learn Joan's extensive medical history. Panelists discuss; treatment; underlying medical problems, and pre-operative factors to consider.
Hip Fracture Surgery (03:23)
Alice shares her experience with a femur fracture. Learn how a trochanteric femoral nail works and the importance of anesthesia during surgery.
Hip Fracture Post-Op (02:42)
Learn tests and therapies prescribed immediately after surgery. Panelists explain that the sooner patients are operated on and mobilized, the better survival chance they have.
Hip Fracture Rehabilitation (02:10)
Learn why older adults benefit from staying at a skilled nursing facility after surgery, as opposed to therapy at home.
Hip Fracture Prevention (04:49)
Calcium and vitamin D are essential to reducing risk, as well as a healthy diet and exercise. Alice describes her rehabilitation experience; therapy goals are to improve quality of life—including overcoming a fear of falling.
Hip Fracture Summary (00:37)
Dr. Salgo reviews key points in surgery, rehabilitation and home transition.
Credits: Hip Fracture: Second Opinion—Taking Charge of Your Health Care (01:07)
Credits: Hip Fracture: Second Opinion—Taking Charge of Your Health Care
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