TriHealth On Call: Hip Fractures
Did you know that 30 percent of hip fractures end in death? Those numbers can be reduced in patients who are treated within 24 hours and those who are mobilized and walking within four hours of surgery.
This segment of TriHealth On Call features Jason Welter DO, an orthopedic surgeon with the TriHealth Orthopedic & Sports Institute who is fellowship trained in orthopedic trauma. Dr. Welter shares information about the most common hip injuries, the severity of the pain and potential repercussions of the injury. He also explains the evolution of the hip fracture care, including the importance of a collaborative approach to that care, and what it has meant to getting patients up and moving sooner.