Event Title

The Impact Of Social Support On Recovery From Hip Fracture In A 79-Year-Old Female Following Hip Hemiarthroplasty: A Retrospective Case Report

Author/ Authors/ Presenter/ Presenters/ Panelists:

Oladimeji Olayinka, Governors State UniversityFollow

Start Date

4-12-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

4-12-2019 6:00 PM

Abstract

Background/purpose: There is an increase in the population of older adults that lack social support in the United states. Many older adults that live outside hospitals and nursing homes live alone by themselves. Lack of social support has effects on older adults; physically, psychologically, socially. One of the instances of when lack of social support can be negative is when an older adult is recovering from a surgical procedure such as hip replacement. The purpose of this case report is to analyze recovery after hip hemiarthroplasty for a patient lacking social support

Case Description: The patient was a 79-year-old female that had a hip hemiarthroplasty to surgically treat a fractured hip following a fall. The patient presented with high pain levels, bilateral lower extremity weakness, limited hip range of motion and limited functional mobility. Interventions were focused on patient education, bed mobility, functional transfer and ambulation.

Outcomes: The patient completed seven physical therapy session while in an acute care setting. Improvement were seen in her lower extremity strength, pain levels and functional dependence. The patient was able to ambulate greater distance, increase ambulation velocity, improve bed mobility and transfer by discharge from inpatient acute setting.

Discussion: This report highlights the impact of social support in the recovery process following a hip hemiarthroplasty. Rehabilitation was geared towards returning patient to functional independence with regular daily activities. Further research needs to be done to determine what aspects of social support will lead to better outcomes during recovery.

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Dr. Rebecca Wojcik

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The Impact Of Social Support On Recovery From Hip Fracture In A 79-Year-Old Female Following Hip Hemiarthroplasty: A Retrospective Case Report

Background/purpose: There is an increase in the population of older adults that lack social support in the United states. Many older adults that live outside hospitals and nursing homes live alone by themselves. Lack of social support has effects on older adults; physically, psychologically, socially. One of the instances of when lack of social support can be negative is when an older adult is recovering from a surgical procedure such as hip replacement. The purpose of this case report is to analyze recovery after hip hemiarthroplasty for a patient lacking social support

Case Description: The patient was a 79-year-old female that had a hip hemiarthroplasty to surgically treat a fractured hip following a fall. The patient presented with high pain levels, bilateral lower extremity weakness, limited hip range of motion and limited functional mobility. Interventions were focused on patient education, bed mobility, functional transfer and ambulation.

Outcomes: The patient completed seven physical therapy session while in an acute care setting. Improvement were seen in her lower extremity strength, pain levels and functional dependence. The patient was able to ambulate greater distance, increase ambulation velocity, improve bed mobility and transfer by discharge from inpatient acute setting.

Discussion: This report highlights the impact of social support in the recovery process following a hip hemiarthroplasty. Rehabilitation was geared towards returning patient to functional independence with regular daily activities. Further research needs to be done to determine what aspects of social support will lead to better outcomes during recovery.