I had a ski accident and was diagnosed with a complete femoral neck fracture. I had emergency surgery the same day and three large screws are holding my femoral neck and femoral head together.
Has anybody had this kind of fracture and can give me any advise or tell me how their recovery went?
As a physical/physio therapist here's the advice I usually give (depending on any specific recommendations from your surgeon):
bone healing is typically 6-8 weeks - depending on what the surgeon actually saw when 'in' the hip some allow/encourage progressive weight bearing at the 6 week mark, some start at 8 weeks.
Progressive weight bearing from foot on the ground minimally weighted - 25% - 50% etc; while working on range of motion.
You may be asked to avoid moves that bring your knee up to your chest or across midline; again depending on the state of the hip.
I will often recommend 3-6 months of rehab, progressing for you to and through full return to all your activities. This does NOT mean you have to be in PT 2-3x a week for 6 months, but that you have a rehab professional with your long term goals in mind throughout the process. Normalization of movement patterns as well as strength are key.
Good luck with recovery!
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