Which of the following statements is true regarding fractures?
• Early ambulation is important after any surgery. With hip replacements, the nurse should initiate weight-bearing ambulation as prescribed by the physician
• Compartment syndrome occurs when pressure increases inside a body compartment and impedes blood flow, leading to ischemia. Damage is irreversible after 4 to 6 hours
• The continuous passive motion device should be used in combination with physical therapy
• Fat embolisms are most common in long bone fractures
• Crutches should be fitted so that there are two to three finger widths between the
• Heparin therapy is important in the prevention of thromboembolism, especially after hip fractures