Hip Fracture Care

If you or a loved one experiences a broken hip, trust the specialists at Essentia Health to repair the fracture and provide coordinated care that helps prevent complications so you can recover as fully as possible.

Certified Hip Fracture Care

You can find high-quality care for a broken hip throughout Essentia Health system. Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center holds The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for hip fracture care. This certification means that you can depend on us for individualized, evidence-based care that meets national standards—so you can achieve the best possible outcome.

Conditions Treated

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Prompt Hip Fracture Repair

Trust your Essentia Health care team to quickly and accurately diagnose a broken hip and assess your overall health—so they can repair your fracture as soon as it’s safe to do so. Most hip fractures require surgery; your care team will choose the best procedure for your specific condition.

Preventing Complications of Hip Fractures

Expect Essentia Health to provide post-surgery hospital care that helps prevent common complications associated with hip fractures, so you can heal sooner. During your hospital stay, we’ll:

  • Help you manage pain safely and effectively
  • Get you moving as soon as possible
  • Prevent—or quickly identify and treat—common complications, such as blood clots, delirium, and pneumonia
  • Prescribe calcium and vitamin D supplements to support your bone health
  • Begin rehabilitation services, such as physical therapy and occupational therapy, to help you regain strength, mobility, and independence

Coordinated Follow-Up Care

Count on Essentia Health to support your long-term recovery following a hip fracture. Your hospital care team will help you decide the best place to go after leaving the hospital. Learn about how our home health care, rehabilitation services, and skilled nursing and long-term care centers can support your needs after a hip fracture.

A few weeks after you leave the hospital, visit your primary care provider to discuss your risk for osteoporosis—thin, weak bones—and the best ways to prevent future falls and fractures.

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