- Am I at risk for a hip fracture?
- Should I take a medicine to strengthen my bones?
- Can you recommend some exercises I can do to get stronger?
- How can I prevent falls in my home?
- What is the best treatment for me?
- How long will my recovery take after surgery?
- Will I need physical therapy?
- How can I avoid getting a pressure sore?
- Should I wear compression stockings after surgery?
- What exercises are safe after surgery?
Management of Hip Fracture: The Family Physician's Role by SS Rao, M.D., and M Cherukuri, M.D. (American Family Physician June 15, 2006, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060615/2195.html)
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