Fractures result from trauma to the bone that is in excess of what the bone can tolerate. The causative trauma can be low impact if the bone is weak, such as in patients with osteoporosis.
A fracture can be the culmination of repetitive trauma or overuse, commonly referred to as stress fractures. Lastly, fractures come about as a result of high impact events such as falls, motor vehicle accidents, or athletic events.
The goal of treatment of fractures by our doctors is to allow fracture healing while maintaining the form and function of the bone and the surrounding structures.
Treatment of the fracture is dependent on the severity of the fracture, which bone is broken and most importantly the status of the patient.
Our surgeons will determine if the fracture needs to be reduced (straightened out).
The fracture may be treated in a splint, cast or brace. In many instances, the best way to optimally achieve treatment goals is to treat the fracture by surgery to straighten the bone and possibly insert pins, plates, screws or rods.
After the fracture heals, it is imperative that the injured extremity is fully rehabilitated, which means it is returned to normal function, size, and strength.
Our physiotherapists are oftentimes involved in this process that is coordinated by our doctors.
Our specialist centre consists of a highly experienced group of physiotherapists that diagnose, manage and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. They are trained in the treatment of post-operative orthopaedic procedures, fractures, acute and chronic sports injuries, joint, back and neck pain.
They work hand-in-hand with your surgeons to coordinate your care and create a rehabilitation plan designed to expedite recovery, allowing you to resume your active lifestyle more quickly.
Orthopaedic physiotherapists diagnose, manage, and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system including rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery.
Our team of experienced therapists are trained in the treatment of post-operative orthopaedic procedures, fractures, acute sports injuries, arthritis, sprains, strains, back and neck pain.
Joint and spine manipulation, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular reeducation, hot/cold packs, and electrical muscle stimulation are some of the modalities used to expedite recovery.