The Recovery Guide is a day to day guide of what to expect while you are in the hospital. While you are here, we will work together to repair your broken hip, manage your pain and get you moving before you leave the hospital.
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The expected hospital stay for patients with a Hip Fracture is 7 days. You may be ready for discharge sooner depending on your condition. If you have any questions throughout your journey, ask!
In hospital, you may be instructed to follow Hip Fracture Precautions and review Signs and Symptoms of Infection.
A fractured hip is a partial or complete break in the upper thigh bone. You’ll usually feel pain there or deep within the groin. That’s where the hip joint is located. If the hip is fractured, the surrounding structures are likely damaged too.
To fix the break, surgeons can use screws, plates and/or nails. These hold the bones together while they heal. Sometimes your surgeon may completely replace the parts of the hip joint with artificial parts. That’s called arthroplasty.
Learn more about your diagnosis and how to manage your health at the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation including the Patient Booklet.
Managing My Condition
Make sure you have a family doctor or primary care provider. They can help you manage your condition and connect you with the right resources. If you do not have a family doctor, please contact Health Care Connect by calling 1-800-445-1822 or visit their webpage
There are other community resources that can help you: