Managing Pain From a Broken Hip – A Guide for Adults and Their Caregivers
posted on December 15, 2017
Wikipedia defines a broken hip as, “a break that occurs in the upper part of the femur (thigh bone). They most often occur as a result of a fall. If a person’s health is sufficient, surgery is generally recommended within two days”.
If “you or the person you care for is an older adult (more than 50 years old) who is in a hospital because of a hip fracture”, the following information in this guide is right for you.
The topics that this guide will cover are the following:
- What is a broken hip?
- Why is managing pain important?
- Usual care for pain from a broken hip.
It also covers additional ways to reduce pain such as:
- Nerve blocks.
- Muscle-relaxation therapy.
If you would like to read more information on the topics mentioned above about managing pain from a broken hip in greater detail, you can read the PDF of this guide. If you or the person you care for is in the hospital for anything other than a broken hip or has hip pain that is NOT from a broken hip, this information is not right for you.
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