My mother fell and broke her hip on Sunday. The ortho doc at the hospital determined it was a clean break and the bones were still in alignment. He offered as an option doing nothing but managing the pain, and x-raying again in 2 weeks. If the alignment has shifted, putting in pins could be considered then. That is the option we took.
Poor Ma can't tolerate narcotics and pain management is tough. Yesterday and today she has been in delirium.
My sisters are freaking out that she has been declared eligible for hospice; I'm freaking out at she may be facing surgery. I understand that surgery risks are high for persons in their 90s with dementia. I don't know anything about the risks of not putting pins in if the bones are misaligned.
We will be discussing this further with the ortho clinic. In the meantime, does anyone have experience with a hip fracture that wasn't treated surgically?