What is a Hip Fracture/Break/Sprain?
Hip injuries are common. Hip fractures, breaks, and sprains are injuries that require immediate medical attention. Delaying a diagnosis can make an injury worse. Common causes of a hip fracture, break, and sprain
- Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs)
- Sports accidents
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How is a Hip Fracture/Break/Sprain Treated?
Nonsurgical treatment options treat sprains and minor fractures and breaks. Treatment options include:
- Activity modification. Slowing down or stopping symptom causing activities.
- Immobilization. Crutches, a cane, a walker.
- Medications. Anti-inflammatory and pain medications.
- Physical therapy. Strengthening and stretching exercises.
- Rest, ice, and elevation. Calm inflammation and pain and take the weight off the hip.
Surgery may be required for some hip fractures and breaks. During an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) procedure, an OIOCJ specialist realigns the bone uses metal screws and a plate or rod to fixate it. Physical therapy is an important part of recovery. Bone healing takes place over the course of many weeks and a strong, healthy bone forms. Patients return to a normal, pain-free life. To schedule your appointment with an OIOCJ specialist, call 732-201-6990 or visit our contact page.
Recent Success Stories
Dr. Tozzi is a caring, compassionate, and skilled surgeon who gave me my life back after performing a total hip replacement. I recommend Dr. Tozzi to everyone I share my story with.Patient Review
Dr. Roehrig replaced my left hip and I am scheduled for the right. He was very compassionate in the way he understood and treated my condition. I will never go to another doctor.Patient Review
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