Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center
Call 609-497-2230 for an appointment. Medicare and most insurances accepted.
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Princeton Healthcare Desk Hours
Mon. 10:30 am * Tues. 8:30 am * Wed. 10:30 am
Thurs. 8:30 am * Fri. 8:30 am
Hip Fractures Common Among Older Adults
Your hip is normally one of the most stable joints in the body. However, each year more than 300,000 adults age 65 and older are hospitalized because of hip fractures, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Further, the vast majority of hip fractures – more than 95 percent – are caused by falling.
Because most hip fracture patients are older and often have a range of health problems, a fall that leaves them incapacitated for even a short time can have a significant impact on their overall health.
“The amount of time between when a fracture occurs and when surgery is performed plays an important role in how much function you may regain and future quality of life,” says Brian Culp, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon and member of the Medical Staff of Princeton Health.
To reduce the risk of complications from a hip fracture and improve chances of recovery, Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center (PMC) developed the Hip Fracture Program with the goal of having the patient medically
stabilized and in surgery within 24 hours of arrival in the Emergency Department.
Patients are quickly evaluated and assigned a care coordinator who works with the physicians and medical support staff to ensure the patient undergoes surgery and begins the rehabilitation process as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Talk to your doctor about your risk for falls and about specific things you
can do to prevent a hip fracture.
For more information or to find an orthopaedic surgeon affiliated with Penn Medicine Princeton Health call (888) 742-7496 or visit www.princetonhcs.org.
Register at PHC desk or call (609) 497-2230
The Journey Back: Stroke Rehabilitation
Monday, April 2nd 12:30pm Discover what you
can do to lower your risk for stroke at this informative program led by Kathleen Cooney, RN, with Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center’s (PMC) Acute Rehabilitation Unit. Learn the early warning signs of a stroke, when to seek medical attention and prevention methods. PMC is a state-designated Primary Stroke Center.
Free Adult CPR Class -Wednesday, April 11th 10am-Noon Learn CPR and become certified. Please call (609) 497-2230 to register.
Blood Pressure Checks
Tuesday, March 20th 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, April 17th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lab Services-Tues & Thurs
Physical Therapy-Mon, Wed, & Fri