Following up with your doctor
It is important to make a follow up appointment as directed by your surgeon. However, you know your body best – so make sure to contact your doctor if you begin to experience any of the following symptoms:
- Increased hip pain
- Pain or swelling of your calf or leg
- Fever above 100.4°F or shaking chills
- Excessive swelling, increased redness, or any drainage from the incision
Call 911 if you begin to experience any chest pain or shortness of breath.
Remember, this information provides helpful tips and guidelines for healing after hip fracture surgery however it is not a substitute for direct communication with your surgeon’s office should you have ANY questions.