Bucks traction is used frequently pre-op
Will do regular neurovascular checks and monitor drains (want to avoid fluid accumulation in tissues)
Will need firm mattress (to support joints) and an over-bed trapeze to build upper body strength
- Positioning: Neutral rotation with toes to the ceiling.
- LIMIT flexion, what EXTENSION of the hip.
- This means ABDUCTION! Don't want the ball to pop out of accetabulum.
Can do isometric exercise while still confined to bed
Will use TROCHANTER ROLL to prevent external rotation.
Don't sleep on effected hip.