Hip Fracture Program

Hip Fracture Program

The Hip Fracture Program at Floyd Medical Center is part of our nationally recognized, Joint Commission-certified orthopedic program.

Because patients whose hip fractures are repaired as soon as possible have better outcomes, our team of hip fracture experts works to provide patients with a quick time to surgery, intensive physical and occupational therapy, and a shorter hospital stay.

Care Team

From the time of arrival in our Emergency Care Center (ECC) until after discharge, our experienced care team works to help patients with a hip fracture regain mobility and independence. Care team staff members are also available to answer the many questions that a hip fracture and an unplanned hospitalization bring. Our hip fracture expers include:

  • Orthopedic surgeon
  • Registered nurses
  • Care coordinator
  • Hospitalists
  • Physical therapists (PT)
  • Occupational therapists (OT)
  • Social worker

Types of Surgeries

The most common treatment for a hip fracture is surgery.

Some common surgical procedures to repair hip fractures are:

  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Open reduction internal fixation
  • Sliding hip screw/blade surgery
  • Intramedullary rod

Recovering From Hip Fracture Surgery

Moving soon after surgery is an important part of recovery. Most patients will begin working with physical and occupational therapists the morning after surgery. These therapists will develop an individualized therapy plan to help meet treatment goals. These goals include the immediate days after surgery and rehabilitation after hospital discharge. 


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To learn more about the Floyd Center for Joint Replacement, call 706.509.6489 or email us.

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