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Hip Fracture Center

The Hip Fracture Center at Fort Sanders Regional uses evidence based hip fracture care to assure our patients receive the highest level of treatment and recover in a shorter amount of time.

Recognizing a Hip Fracture

A patient with a hip fracture will exhibit warning signs; however, each case is different and may mirror those of other injuries.

  • Pain over the outer, upper thigh or in the groin.
  • Significant discomfort with any attempt to flex or rotate the hip.
  • If it is a complete break, the injured leg may appear shorter than the other.
  • The injured leg will often be held in a still position, with the foot and knee turned outward

Why is Fort Sanders Hip Fracture Center the Right Choice?

The Hip Fracture Center was designed to bring a level of unmatched care to patients in East Tennessee. The streamlined process incorporates national “best practice” guidelines and a proven clinical pathway is utilized in the emergency room, allowing for a team of experts to expedite treatment for the patient.

  • Quicker surgical intervention – normally within 24 hours. This results in better outcomes, fewer complications and shorter inpatient hospitalization.
  • A team of geriatric nurses focused on the care of elderly adults.
  • Fort Sanders has achieved “Exemplar” status for its Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders program. This honor acknowledges the hospital’s excellence in the care of patients 65 and older.
  • Fort Sanders recognition as a Surgical Care “Top Performer” by the Joint Commission
  • Active falls prevention program after surgery, assuring fewer setbacks.
  • Extensive network of physical therapy options throughout the Covenant Health system.

For more information or to refer a patient to the Hip Fracture Center at Fort Sanders Regional, call (865) 673-FORT (3678).