To help you recover from
hip fracture surgery, your doctor will recommend a
rehabilitation (rehab) program based on what part of your hip was fractured and
the type of surgery done to repair it. A rehab program will include exercises
to help you regain your strength and your ability to move around, retraining in
simple daily activities, and ideas for staying active. Your doctor may
recommend that you:
Begin balance training (with a physical
therapist from your hospital or local community center).
movements that may strain your hip (or your new artificial hip parts).
After hip fracture surgery, you may need to learn new ways
to do simple daily activities.
You will probably need to use a walking aid
(such as a walker, cane, or crutches) for several months. For more information
on how to use walking aids, see:
Cooking and other simple daily activities, such as bathing, may
be difficult for you to do alone. There are devices such as dressing aids,
raised toilet seats and bath benches, and handrails that may be helpful for
you. Your local chapter of the Arthritis Foundation or a medical supply company
may be able to help you find assistive devices in your area.
may need to make changes to your home to reduce your risk for falls. Household
hazards that can cause falls include slippery floors, cords, poor lighting,
cluttered walkways, furniture placement that does not allow a clear pathway for
walking, and throw rugs. For more information, see: