Hip fracture can be a serious problem, particularly for older persons who may develop life-threatening pneumonia or other complications.
Persons with hip fracture and those who have had hip-fracture surgery often can benefit from rehabilitative care. MedStar National Rehabilitation Network offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services designed to assist these individuals in becoming as independent and functional as possible.
Individualized rehabilitative care is directed by board-certified MedStar NRH physicians. Depending on the patient's needs and goals, services may include:
- Medical evaluation and care
- Coordination with the referring physician
- Patient and family educationf
- Rehabilitation nursing
- Continued care planning