Hip Fracture Recovery Time

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Diagnosis

If a hip fracture is suspected, an X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan can confirm the diagnosis. Occasionally, additional X-rays are needed to spot small fractures, which become more visible on X-rays after one to two weeks.

Expected Duration

The amount of time it takes to recover from a hip fracture depends on how the fracture is treated. When pins and screws are used to secure the bone, the person should try to resume walking with a walker as soon as possible. It may...

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