The term fracture simply means a broken bone. The bone may be broken partially or completely. The bones most prone to fractures include the clavicle (collarbone), the wrist, the ankles, hips, the forearm (radius and ulna), distal radius, toes, elbows, and the knees. There are several types of fractures including:
The above-mentioned fractures are categorised further depending on the types of fracture patterns including:
Fractures occur when a heavy force is applied to the bone, more than what it can withstand. Some of the most common causes of a fracture include:
Some of the most common symptoms of a fracture include:
A fracture is a medical emergency and needs to be treated immediately. Leaving a fracture untreated leads to severe complications like immense and constant pain and swelling, permanent damage to the nerves, muscles, and ligaments in the affected area, and bone deformities.
If you are experiencing any of the above-mentioned symptoms, you must consult your doctor immediately who will then use a variety of tests to diagnose your fracture. These tests include:
Depending on the severity of the fracture, age of the patient, and the general health, there are several lines of treatment that may be used. Some of the most common fracture treatments include:
Post-fracture rehabilitation is as important as treating a fracture. This is because when a fracture occurs, it not only breaks the bone but also affects the nearby soft tissues and nerves in the process. Moreover, keeping the fractured area in a sling or cast also results in muscle weakness and joint stiffness along with pain in the bone area.
Physiotherapy is vital in helping the fractures heal faster. For maximum benefits, it should start immediately after the fracture has been immobilised. Though it can be accessed at hospitals or clinics, it is the most beneficial when taken at home. Some of the most important benefits include:
Your therapist, after assessing the severity of your fracture, your age, and general fitness, will create an exercise plan for you that will include combinations of several exercises. Some of the common exercises include:
Portea is credited with bringing world-class medical care into the homes of the patients to ensure its affordability and accessibility. We offer a wide range of healthcare solutions including physiotherapy for fracture rehabilitation. Some of the benefits that you get include:
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