My father-in-law (89 years old) had an operation about 10 days ago after breaking his hip. The doctors says the operation went well but he complains of severe pain whenever moving and he has not been able to get out of bed. He also says the operated leg (from hip to knee) "feels like it does not belong to him". I understand the normal recommendation is to stand up and walk as soon as possible after the operation. He is in China and there does not seem to be a clear definition of the rehabilitation process, at this hospital anyway. Do you have any recommendation on specific activities that should be undertaken to facilitate rehab? Thanks in advance for any practical info.
My mom, now 81 1/2, broke her shoulder June 2nd in a fall in her garage. She walks dependently on a rolling walker that she leans on very heavily. Bad arthritis in her knees too and doesn't stnd very well.
Went through 10 weeks of rehab time (didn't need surgery then) Now the bone is rubbing against the cartilege. She opted not to have surgery now, but can't even list the arm that had the broken shoulder with a 2 lb. weight in it. Can anyone recommend some simple exercises that I can show her and try to motivate her to move it? The right one is now weak as well.