What Kind of Physical Therapist Do I Need?
How long does it take to walk after a broken femur?
Full recovery from a femur fracture can take anywhere from 12 weeks to 12 months. But you are not alone. Most people experiencing a femur fracture can begin walking with the help of a physical therapist in the first day or two after injury and/or surgery.
What are the long term effects of a broken femur?
Long-term symptoms after fracture include muscular weakness, limited standing and walking, gait abnormalities, some intermittent pain, and inability to return to preinjury work. Surgical management is rarely needed to treat femoral stress fractures; however, surgical stabilization is recommended for recalcitrant cases.
How long does a femur take to heal after surgery?
Most femoral fractures take about 4 to 6 months to heal completely, but you should be able to resume many activities before this time.
Can you drive when non weight bearing?
For lower extremity injuries (pelvis and legs), you can drive once you can walk smoothly with a cane (with OUT a limp). This varies by person and injury. For upper extremity injuries (arms and clavicle), this can vary but usually you may start driving by six weeks.
Can I sit after femur surgery?
You may be able to take frequent, short walks using crutches or a walker. You will probably have to use crutches or a walker for at least 4 to 6 weeks. After that, you may need to use a cane to help you walk. Do not sit for longer than 30 to 45 minutes at a time.
Is breaking your femur the worst pain?
Your femur is located in your thigh, running from your hip to your knee. It’s long and strong and hurts like heck when you break it. In addition to being one of the most painful breaks, a broken femur can damage the large arteries in the leg and cause severe bleeding.
How long do you stay in hospital for a broken femur?
Investigators used hospital length of stay as the primary outcome measure. Results showed patients had a median length of stay of 6.43 days. According to results of the univariate analysis, extended length of stay was associated with several preoperative, perioperative and postoperative factors.
How many hours does femur surgery take?
The surgeon makes a surgical cut on the side of your thigh. The metal plate or nail is attached with a few screws. This surgery takes 2 to 4 hours.
How long does it take to recover from a fractured neck of femur?
Femoral neck fracture recovery time
Depending on your age and condition, you may be sent home or to a rehabilitation facility. You’ll need physical therapy to help you regain your strength and ability to walk. This can take up to three months.