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Hip Fracture Program

If you fall and break a hip, work toward recovery at Bristol Regional Medical Center, where our program earned Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement, Holston Valley Medical Center and Johnson City Medical Center.

Through our hip fracture program, you’ll find the region’s most specialized services for senior citizens with a broken hip.

Trust us to help you get your hip surgery sooner and start physical therapy earlier – so you spend less time in the hospital and regain as much independence as possible.

Team of Caregivers

You heal best with support from a team. That’s why you get access to a variety of providers who specialize in treating elderly people who broke a hip.

Those caregivers include experts such as:

  • Board-certified orthopedic surgeons – Repair fractured hips
  • Physical therapists – Teach exercises and stretches that can make you stronger and more flexible
  • Occupational therapists – Show you how to more easily do daily tasks, sometimes with special tools or equipment
  • Registered nurses – Tend to your day-to-day health needs
  • Pharmacists – Prepare and provide the medicines your doctor ordered
  • Social worker/case managers – Help coordinate care during and after your hospital stay
  • Your primary care provider

Treating Hip Fractures

You’ll likely need surgery and a surgeon will determine the correct procedure before and after surgery, medicine will ease your pain.

A physical therapist will help you slowly and safely start moving again after surgery.

Your doctor also might ask an occupational therapist to work with you.

Your Recovery

You’ll probably stay in the hospital a few days. During that time, your care team will help you decide where to go next.

You might:

  • Return home and take advantage of home health services
  • Stay in the hospital to benefit from inpatient rehabilitation and round-the-clock nursing care
  • Transfer to a transitional care unit or a skilled nursing facility, where health care professionals are always nearby to help

Wherever you go, we’ll work with your caregivers to make sure you keep getting therapy and other services you need.

 

Hip Fracture Program Locations

1 Medical Park Boulevard
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 844-1121
36.589346
-82.253739
130 West Ravine Road
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 224-4000
36.554013
-82.5548
400 N. State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
36.307745
-82.38424999999999