Hip Fractures | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • 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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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 07/06