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Hip Fracture

Post Operative Day 3 and 4

  • You will continue to be given medicine for pain and nausea as required. Blood thinners may be continued.  
  • Nurses should be informed if you have not had a bowel movement.  
  • Your mobility/walking will be progressed as you are able. By the third or fourth day, most people are using the walker to walk to the bathroom and in the hallway. Some patients are progressed to crutches. Patients who are going home will be taught how to manage stairs.  You should be up in a chair for all of your meals.  
  • You should be independent in your personal care.  
  • You will be shown some additional important exercises to do on your own in bed to prevent stiffness and weakness.  
  • Discharge plans will be confirmed.

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