4.8 of 5 Ratings
A 95-year-old woman presents to the emergency room with pain in her left hip 12 hours after a fall out of her wheelchair at her assisted care facility. The patient was unattended for several hours following her fall. The patient has severe dementia and needs assistance with all daily activities. She is unable to move her right leg following a left hemispheric stroke 3 months prior to presentation. She has a history of coronary artery disease and diabetes mellitus type II which is poorly controlled. On physical examination, the left thigh is ecchymotic and the left leg is rotated outwards and shortened. A radiograph is obtained as seen in Figure A. Which of the following is the best treatment for this patient?
Rehabilitation and pain management
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