When can you travel after broken hip surgery?

Ktowntweety asked...

My mother-in-law is visiting from NC and she fell and broke her hip. The hospital says she will be in hospital for 3-4 days after surgery. She wants to get home as soon as possible and I was wondering if she will be able to travel, and if so, how long after surgery?

Expert Answer

Dan Tobin, M.D. is the author of books and articles focused on the practical and positive aspects of family caregiving.


She should be able to travel depending on her surgeon's recommendation . Call the doctor's office and speak with the office nurse who will guide you best.

All the best,