Bruised Hip Treatment
Treatment for a hip injury depends on the type and severity of the injury. Treatment often includes rest, elevation of the leg, cold compresses and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Treatment for a hip fracture includes surgery to repair the hip. In some cases, treatment for a hip fracture may require a hip joint replacement. Additional treatment may include narcotic pain medications and physical therapy.
Treatment options for a hip injury include:
- Wound care
- Cold compresses
- Surgery to repair a broken hip:
- Hip replacement surgery:
- Replacement of the femoral head and femoral neck
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Celecoxib (Celebrex)
- Narcotic pain medication:
- Physical therapy for hip injury
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Bruised Hip Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of a hip injury.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Is surgery an option for me?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Do I need to lose weight?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- Do I need a special exercise program?
- Will I need physical therapy?
- Will I need occupational therapy?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having this injury again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
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