Poor Results after Hip Fracture Surgery Could Mean Infection

In my two previous blog posts, I described treatment of hip fractures and caring for patients who just did not heal well after treatment. For this final post in the series I will discuss infection, which always must be considered after any type of surgery, especially when the surgical result was not as anticipated or…

Caring for Patients Who Don’t Heal Optimally After Treatment for Hip Fractures

In my last blog post, I described treatment of hip fractures that occur within the hip joint capsule (intra-capsular) and those that occur outside the capsule (extra-capsular). The strategies for treatment and prognosis often are very different. Fortunately, most people who break hips and are treated surgically do well. However, this isn’t the case for…