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Theerachai Apivatthakakul, Jong-Keon Oh

Executive Editor

Michael Baumgaertner

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Nonoperative treatment

1. Treatment guidelines

Nonoperative treatment consists of intermittent compression (with a deep vein thrombosis pump) on the leg to avoid thrombosis for a few days.

Early mobilization with crutches or a walker is essential.

Deep vein thrombosis pump for intermittent compression on the leg to avoid thrombosis

2. Mobilization

Mobilization starts as soon as pain is tolerable with weight bearing and walking aids.

In the case of secondary displacement, treat the fracture like a primarily displaced fracture.

X-ray control should be performed only if pain does not subside or returns.

Patient mobilization with weight bearing as tolerated and walking aids after nonoperative treatment of proximal femoral fractures