Hip fracture treatment after surgery.
Pts are gotten out of bed, if possible the first day after surgery. they are transferred to a chair for upright sitting as tolerated to reduce the risk of complications. pts are instructed in ankle pumps; 10-20 repetitions, every 30 minutes. There are multiple benefits to this exercise, but the most important reason is to prevent DVP and potentially deadly embolism. Other exercises include AAROM/AROM for LE's and isometric hip and knee strengthening. Pts may be given theraband to exercise the UE's while in bed. Most pts will ambulate with a FWW. Unless there are complications pt will transfer to a SNF after 2-3 days. pt are sent home after 1-2 weeks if they are independent with transfers bed mobility ambulation with assistive device. If homebound, the pt will receive home health care after discharge. Other wise, the pt will go to outpatient therapy.